Chief foreign correspondent & writer (she/her)
Christina Lamb is Chief Foreign Correspondent at The Sunday Times, one of Britain’s leading foreign journalists and a bestselling author.
She has reported from most of the world’s hotspots, starting with Afghanistan after an unexpected wedding invitation led her to Karachi when she was just 21. Her despatches with mujaheddin fighting the Soviet Union saw her named Young Journalist of the Year. She has been awarded Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times, as well as Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux and many other awards.
She has written nine books including Farewell Kabul, The Africa House, and The Girl from Aleppo and co-wrote the international bestseller I am Malala with Malala Yousafzai. Her latest book Our Bodies, Their Battlefields about sexual violence in conflict won the Pilecki award for war reporting and was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize, the Orwell Prize and the New York Public Library Bernstein award.
When not working Christina loves travelling, the theatre, reading novels, and long walks with the people who make her laugh.
My favourite TED talk:
The danger of a single story
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie