BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson shares his experiences, thoughts and findings on the difficult, dangerous, exciting and glamorous world of the foreign correspondent to celebrate an endangered tradition with stories from the past 200 years. Simpson weaves his own experiences with those of the great masters including Ernest Hemingway, Marie Colvin, Martha Gellhorn and Don McCullin to take us on a journey through pivotal moments in history by reporters who risked life and limb to bring home news of our troubled world.
In conversation with Siân Kevill, former editor of Newsnight, Director of Make Waves
John Simpson has twice been the Royal Television Society’s Journalist of the Year. He has also won three BAFTAs, including the Richard Dimbleby Award in 1991 and the News and Current Affairs award in 2000 for his coverage, with the BBC News team, of the Kosovo conflict. He has written four bestselling volumes of autobiography, Strange Places, Questionable People, A Mad World, My Masters, News from No Man’s Land and, more recently, Not Quite World’s End. He lives in Oxford.