Tim Judah

Tim Judah is a reporter and political analyst for The Economist, and has written several books, mainly focusing on Serbia and Kosovo.

A graduate of the London School of Economics and of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University he worked for the BBC[1] before becoming the Balkans correspondent for The Times and The Economist.

During the Kosovo war he broadcast widely and wrote for the New York Review of Books,[2] The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian Weekend magazine. Judah is also the author of the prizewinning The Serbs: History, Myth, and the Destruction of Yugoslavia, published in 1997 by Yale University Press.

Judah has reported from numerous places, for a wide variety of newspapers, and other outlets. Apart from the Balkans, Judah has reported from countries including El Salvador, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Uganda. In 2009, Judah was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics. Recently, Judah has also written highly praised articles relating to the War in Donbass. He is now based in West London and is married to writer and publisher Rosie Whitehouse and has five children.

Books in order of publication:


The Serbs: History, Myth, and the Destruction of Yugoslavia. Yale University Press. 2000.

Kosovo: War and Revenge. Yale University Press. 2002.

Bikila: Ethiopia’s Barefoot Olympian. Reportage Press. 2008.

Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press. 29 August 2008.

In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine. Allen Lane / Penguin. 1 December 2015.

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