Fergal Keane

journalist and author

Fergal Keane was born in London and educated in Ireland. He is one of the BBC's most distinguished correspondents and an award-winning broadcaster and author. He has reported for the BBC from Northern Ireland, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Balkans for more than 30 years. He’s made a number of trips to Ukraine in 2022 and 2023. He has been awarded a BAFTA, been named reporter of the year on television and radio, winning honours from the Royal Television Society and the Sony Radio Awards, most recently for his Radio 4 series Taking a Stand. Keane has won the George Orwell prize for literature, the James Cameron Prize and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the US Overseas Press Association.

He is the author of a number of bestselling books including Letter to Daniel and his memoir All of These People. His latest book is The Madness – a memoir of war, fear and PTSD – a look at what draws him to reporting conflict, what keeps him there and offers a reckoning of the damage done.

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