Author, Veteran Foreign Correspondent, and Speaker

Alex Perry is an author and correspondent whose latest book, The Good Mothers, about three women who took on the Italian mafia, is due to be published by HarperCollins in 2018. His previous books include Falling Off The Edge, Lifeblood and The Rift, as well as several ebooks. His journalism has appeared in TIME, Newsweek, National Geographic, Roads and Kingdoms, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and Prospect, among others. Alex’s journalism has won numerous awards and his investigation into Boko Haram’s use of beheadings was requested as evidence by the International Criminal Court in The Hague. At times, Alex has been recognised in other ways. In 2002, the Indian government tried to deport him when he questioned the state of the Prime Minister’s health. In 2007 Perry was held in jail in Zimbabwe for five days for working without accreditation before being convicted of being a “determined and resourceful journalist.”

Born in Philadelphia and raised in England, Perry lived and worked for eight years in Asia and eight in Africa. He now lives with his wife and three daughters in Hampshire, England.

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