Robert Fisk


Robert Fisk is one of sixty authors who attended The Press Christchurch Writers Festival from 4 to 7 September 2008.

Journalist Robert Fisk has lived in, and reported on, the Middle East for more than 30 years. He has written for The Independent since 1989 and his uncompromising style wins him both fans and critics. He receives some 250 letters a week from all over the world.

cover imageIn The great war for civilisation: the conquest of the Middle East, Fisk explained the historical basis for the conflicts he has covered:

After the Allied victory of 1918, at the end of my father’s war, the victors divided up the lands of their former enemies. In the space of just seventeen months, they created the borders of Northern Ireland, Yugoslavia and most of the Middle East. And I have spent my entire career - in Belfast and Sarajevo, in Beirut and Baghdad - watching the people within those borders burn.

Cover imageFisk is one of the few Western journalists to have interviewed Osama bin Laden - three times (all published by The Independent). His latest book The age of the warrior is a collection of Independent articles from 1998 to 2008.

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