Jonathan Freedland is a Guardian columnist and former foreign correspondent. He was named Columnist of the Year in 2002, Commentator of the Year in 2016 and won an Orwell Prize for Journalism in 2014. He is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s contemporary history series, The Long View, and is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. He is the author of 12 books; three non-fiction titles and nine novels, eight of them under the pseudonym Sam Bourne, which includes The Righteous Men which was a #1 Sunday Times bestseller and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.
In 2022, The Escape Artists: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World was released to critical acclaim. It has been shortlisted for the 2022 Baillie Gifford Prize, the 2022 Waterstones Book of the Year and shortlisted for the 2023 Rathbones Folio prize.