Andrew Hosken is one of the BBC’s most respected senior correspondents. Joining Radio 4 in 1997, he reports for the flagship daily current affairs programme, Today, as well as The World Tonight, the BBC World Service and From Our Own Correspondent. He reported the 9/11 attacks from New York and the 7/11 attacks from London and has covered numerous Middle-Eastern conflicts and their aftermaths including the Arab Spring, the fall of Gaddafi, and the rise of the Islamic State. In 2003, he won the One World Media Award for a series on Algerian terrorism. He is the author of two books on British political figures, Nothing Like a Dame, about the disgraced Conservative Dame Shirley Porter, and Ken, a biography of controversial London mayor Ken Livingstone.
His latest book The Rise and Fall of the Islamic State is published by Oneworld.