Richmond World Affairs Council

An Evening with Cathy Scott Clark

  • The Empire Room, Jefferson Hotel
  • 5:45PM-7PM

  • June 5, 2017

The Exile The Siege

























Cathy Scott-Clark is an award-winning journalist, author and film-maker, reporting over the past twenty five years for the Sunday Times, Guardian, BBC and Channel 4 from places as varied as Jordan, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Serbia, Russia, Mongolia, China, Bangladesh, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, India, Kashmir, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iran, Australia, Ireland, Europe and the UK and USA.

Adrian Levy is an internationally renowned and award-winning investigative journalist who worked as a staff writer and foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times for seven years before joining the Guardian as senior correspondent. He has reported from South Asia for more than a decade, and now live in London.

They have written five books—The Stone of Heaven (2001), The Amber Room (2004), Deception: Pakistan, the United States and the Global Nuclear Weapons Conspiracy (2007), The Meadow: Kashmir 1995 – Where The Terror Began (2012) and most recently The Siege (2014). In 2002, Stone of Heaven was chosen by the New York Times as a book of the year. In 2005, The Amber Room was a finalist in the Borders’ Original Voices US book awards, becoming a national best seller there. In 2007, Deception was a Washington Post “pick of the year”, and a finalist in the Royal United Services Institute, Duke of Westminster’s Medal for military literature. In 2014, The Siege won the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction Books. The Meadow was awarded the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism as India’s best non-fiction book of 2014.

In 2004, Scott-Clark and Levy won One World Media Award for Foreign Reporting and in 2005 and 2006 was nominated for the Amnesty International Press Awards. They were short-listed for the British Press Awards in 2008 and 2009, when they won the One World Media Journalist of the Year Award.  They have also produced films for Vice News and Vice on HBO. They are both currently working on new film and book projects in Asia, the US and the Middle East.

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