Christina Lamb

Christina Lamb OBE is one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents. She has been named Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times in the British Press Awards and What the Papers Say Awards and in 2007 was winner of the Prix Bayeux Calvados – one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for war correspondents, for her reporting from Afghanistan.

She has won numerous other awards starting with Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards for her coverage of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1988; was part of the News Reporter of the year for BCCI; and won the Foreign Press Association award for reporting on Zimbabwean teachers forced into prostitution, and Amnesty International award for the plight of street children in Rio.

She was named by Grazia magazine as one of their Icons of the Decade and by She magazine as one of Britain’s Most Inspirational Women. The ASHA foundation chose her as one of their inspirational women worldwide with her portrait featuring in a special exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery. Her portrait has also been in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. She was awarded the OBE in 2013.

Books in order of publication:

Waiting for Allah: Pakistan’s Struggle for Democracy (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1991. 

The Africa House: The True Story of an English Gentleman and His African Dream (London: Viking, 1999. 

The Sewing Circles of Herat: My Afghan Years (London: HarperCollins, 2002. 

House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-Torn Zimbabwe (London: Harper Press, 2007. 

Small Wars Permitting: Dispatches from Foreign Lands (London: Harper Press, 2008. 

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban co-written with Malala Yousafzai (New York: Little Brown, 2013.

Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World (London: William Collins, 2015. 

Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey from War-torn Syria in a Wheelchair co-written with Nujeen Mustafa (London: William Collins, 2016. 

Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women (London: William Collins, 2020. 

The Prince Rupert Hotel for the Homeless: A True Story of Love and Compassion Amid a Pandemic (London: William Collins, 2022. 

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