Christina Lamb

Christina Lamb is Chief Foreign Correspondent at The Sunday Times and one of Britain’s leading foreign journalists as well as a bestselling author. She has reported from most of the world’s hotspots from Ukraine to Afghanistan where she started her career after an unexpected wedding invitation led her to Karachi in 1987 when she was just 21. Her despatches with the mujaheddin fighting the Soviet occupation saw her named Young Journalist of the Year. She has since been awarded Foreign Correspondent of the Year six times as well as Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux, and was recently given the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of Editors and Outstanding Impact Award by Amnesty International for her work on ISIS camps in Syria. She has always particularly focused on what happens to women in war and collected accounts of sexual violence in conflict from all over the world for her recent book Our Bodies, Their Battlefields described by leading historian Antony Beevor as ‘the most powerful book’ he had ever read. Christina has written ten books including Farewell Kabul, The Africa House, and The Sewing Circles of Herat and co-wrote the international bestseller I am Malala with Malala Yousafzai and The Girl from Aleppo with Nujeen Mustafa. She is a Global Envoy for UN Education Cannot Wait, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an Honorary Fellow of her alma mater University College Oxford, on the International Board of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, an Associate of the Imperial War Museum, and was made an OBE by the Queen in 2013. Her latest book The Prince Rupert Hotel for the Homeless is her first on her own country.