Christina Lamb was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year in the British Press Awards and the BBC What The Papers Say Awards in 2007 – the second time she has won both of these awards. In 2002, she also won these, along with the Foreign Press Association award for her reporting on the war on terrorism. She has won numerous other awards starting with Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards for her coverage of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1988. She was named in She magazine as one of Britain’s Most Inspirational Women and chosen by the ASHA foundation as one of their inspirational women worldwide (www.asha-foundation.org) with her portrait featuring in a special exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery. Currently roving foreign affairs correspondent for the Sunday Times, she has been a foreign correspondent for almost twenty years, living in Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa first for the Financial Times then the Sunday Times. She has also spent a year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard where she met her husband.
She is the author of the bestselling book The Africa House as well as House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe; Waiting For Allah: Pakistan’s Struggle for Democracy; and The Sewing Circles of Herat, My Afghan Years which was runner-up as Best Non-Fiction book in the Barnes & Noble Great New Writers Awards. Small Wars Permitting: Despatches from Foreign Lands, a collection of her reportage, was published in January 2008, and I Am Malala, co-authored with Malala Yousafzai, was published in 2013.