Jeremy Bowen

Jeremy Bowen is the BBC's International Editor, previously the Middle East Editor for almost twenty years. He has reported from more than seventy countries, covering thirteen wars including those in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Chechnya, Somalia, the Middle East, Rwanda and former Yugoslavia.  His first book, the critically acclaimed Six Days (Simon and Schuster, 2012), tells the dramatic history of the most seminal event in Middle-Eastern history of The Six Day War.  This was followed by War Stories (Simon and Schuster, 2012), which examines his life as a war reporter and what the camera lens does to people on either side of it.

Jeremy's book The Arab Uprisings (Simon and Schuster, 2013) concerns the game-changing events that are impacting the middle east.  It captures the thoughts and feelings of the people involved as the events unfolded, putting these revolutions in their political context, and using them as a prism through which to understand the broader history and landscape of the Middle East.  This is an urgent and authoritative account of the seismic political changes rocking the Middle East, from one of the foremost reporters of our time.

In his upcoming title, The Making of the Modern Middle East (Pan Macmillan, 2022) - in part based on his acclaimed podcast Our Man in the Middle East - Bowen takes us on a journey across the Middle East and through its history. With his deep understanding of the political, cultural and religious differences between countries as diverse as Erdogan’s Turkey, Assad’s Syria and Netanyahu’s Israel and his long experience of covering events in the region, Bowen offers readers a gripping and invaluable guide to the modern Middle East.

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