Lindsey Hilsum is the author of "In Extremis; the Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin", a biography of her friend who was killed in Syria in 2012. Her first book "Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution" was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. She is also the International Editor of Channel 4 News, and has in recent years reported conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Libya. She reported from Belgrade in 1999 when NATO bombed Serbia, from Baghdad during the 2003 US invasion, and covered the Fallujah assault in November 2004. Her reports from Africa, the Middle East and Russia have earned her several awards including two from the Royal Television Society, the James Cameron Award, the Charles Wheeler Award and recognition from Amnesty International and the One World Broadcasting Trust. She was the recipient of the 2017 Patron's Medal from the Royal Geographical Society. From 2006-8 she was the C4N China Correspondent, based in Beijing. In 1994, she was the only English-speaking journalist in Rwanda when the genocide started. She is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and Granta, as well as various newspapers and magazines.