Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Cockburn is currently Middle East correspondent for The Independent and worked previously for the Financial Times. He has written three books on Iraq’s recent history as well as a memoir, The Broken Boy with his son, a book on schizophrenia, Henry’s Demons, which was shortlisted for a Costa Award and The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising. He won the Martha Gellhorn Prize (2005), the James Cameron Prize (2006), and the Orwell Prize for Journalism (2009).