Adam LeBor

British journalist and writer

1961   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
occupation: journalist, writer

Adam LeBor is a British author, journalist, writing coach and editorial trainer. Born in London in 1961, LeBor has worked as a foreign correspondent since 1991. He covered the collapse of Communism and the Yugoslav wars for The Independent and The Times and has worked in more than thirty countries. He currently contributes to the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, Monocle and numerous other publications. He works as an editorial trainer and writing coach at the Financial Times, Citywire, Monocle and several financial institutions including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He teaches creative writing, focusing on the thriller genre, for the Arvon Foundation. LeBor has written eight critically acclaimed non-fiction books, including Hitler's Secret Bankers, which exposed Swiss complicity with the Nazis and which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize, a biography of Slobodan Milosevic, and City of Oranges, an account of Jewish and Arab families in Jaffa, which was shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Prize. He has written six novels including District VIII and Kossuth Square, the first two volumes of a series featuring Balthazar Kovacs, a Gypsy detective in the Budapest police murder squad, and a trilogy of thrillers featuring Yael Azoulay, a former Mossad agent who works as the secret negotiator for the United Nations Secretary General. His books have been published in fourteen languages.
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