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Luke Harding is a journalist, writer and award-winning correspondent with the Guardian. He has reported from Delhi, Berlin and Moscow, and covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. Between 2007-2011 he was the Guardian’s Moscow bureau chief. The Kremlin deported him from the country in the first case of its kind since the Cold War. In 2014 he won the prestigious James Cameron prize.
He is the author of several non-fiction books, most recently the number-one New York Times best-seller Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win. Other titles include A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin’s War with the West; The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man; and Mafia State: How One Reporter Became an Enemy of the Brutal New Russia.
His books have been translated into 30 languages. Two have been made into Hollywood movies. Dreamworks’ The Fifth Estate, based on WikiLeaks, written with David Leigh, was released in 2013. Director Oliver Stone’s biopic Snowden, adapted from The Snowden Files, appeared in 2016. A stage version of A Very Expensive Poison premiered in 2019 at the Old Vic theatre in London. Written by Lucy Prebble, it won the Critics’ Circle award for best new play.