George Alagiah is presenter of BBC News at Six, Britain’s most watched news programme.  That role followed ten years as a foreign correspondent, covering the 9/11 attacks on New York, the genocide in Rwanda, civil wars in Liberia, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, and Nelson Mandela’s presidency.  He’s won numerous awards, from The Royal Television Society and Amnesty International among others.  Before the BBC he worked in print journalism.  In 2008 he was awarded an OBE for services to journalism.  He has published two works of non-fiction: A Passage to Africa (2001) and A Home from Home (2006). George Alagiah’s first work of fiction, The Burning Land, will be published this autumn.