Christina Lamb

Currently roving Foreign Affairs Correspondent for The Sunday Times, author and journalist Christina Lamb has been a foreign correspondent for almost 20 years, living in Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa.

She was named 2007 Foreign Correspondent of the Year in the British Press Awards, and the BBC's What the Papers Say, which she also won in 2002, along with the Foreign Press Association Award. She has won numerours other awards including Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards for her coverage of the Soviet occupation of Afghainstan in 1988.

Lamb is the author of the best-selling books The Africa House, House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe, Waiting for Allah:Pakisttan's Struggle for Democracy and The Sewing Circle of Herat: My Afghan Years.

Christina has also written for The Sunday Telegraph, The Financial Times, The New York Times, New Statesman, Spectator, Time Magazine and Conde Nast Traveller.

Small Wars Permitting: Dispatches from Foreign Lands, a collection of her reportage, from which she will talk, was published in January this year.