English writer and historian Patrick French was educated at the University of Edinburgh and is best known for his biography of Francis Younghusband which won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature W.H. Heinemann prize.
He is a former director of the Free Tibet campaign.
His other books include ‘Liberty or Death: India’s Journey to Independence and Division’, which won The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award, ‘Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land’ and ‘The World Is What It Is’, a biography of V.S. Naipaul.
Rajiv Chandrasekharan is the national editor of The Washington Post and the author of ‘Imperial Life in the Emerald City’,a best-selling account of the bungled American effort to reconstruct Iraq.
This book won the Overseas Press Club book award, the Ron Ridenhour Prize and Britain’s Samuel Johnson Prize.
Chandrasekharan appears regularly on CNN, MSNBC and Washington Public Radio. He holds a degree in political science from Stanford University where he was editor-in-chief of The Stanford Daily.
He lives with his wife in Washington DC.