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Ben Macintyre

Ben Macintyre

Ben Macintyre (Chair) has written a weekly column in The Times since 1998 on history, espionage, art, politics and foreign affairs. He is the author of eight non-fiction history books, including the bestselling A Foreign Field (2001) and Agent Zigzag (2007) which was short-listed for the Costa Biography of the Year Award and the National Book Awards, and has recently been optioned by New Line Cinema. His most recent book, Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that changed the course of World War II reached number one on the Sunday Times bestseller list and has sold more than 400,00 copies worldwide.