Christopher de Bellaigue

Christopher de Bellaigue is the award-winning author of six books, including The Islamic Enlightenment, which was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction and the Orwell Prize for Political Writing in 2017. His latest book, The Lion House: The Coming of a King, was described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘Wolf Hall for the Ottoman Empire…a gripping story told with intelligence, knowledge and verve.’ As a reporter in the 1990s and 2000s, he covered the power plays and invasions that shaped Turkey, the Middle East and South Asia. His writing appeared in the Economist, the Financial Times, the Guardian, the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books. He has also made several television and radio programmes and has lectured at universities and in boardrooms around the world.

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