I’m a writer and journalist, living in Derbyshire England. Â I’m the author of five non-fiction books: My Father’s House (Penguin 1997);Â The Infernal Machine: a History of Terrorism (New Press 2007), also published in the UK as The Infernal Machine: an Alternative History of Terrorism (Hurst & Co 2011); Â Blood and Faith: the Purging of Muslim Spain (New Press 2009, Hurst 2010);Â Sherman’s Ghosts: Soldiers, Civilians, and the American War of War (New Press 2015), andÂ Fortress Europe: Dispatches from a Gated Continent (New Press), available in the UK in paperback as Fortress Europe: Inside the War Against the Immigration (Hurst 2015).
My first novel The Devils of Cardona, is due to be published in June by Penguin Random House in the US. Â For publicity, contact:
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New York, NY 10014
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As a journalist, I’ve written for various print publications including The Observer, The Guardian, The New York Times, History Today, Race & Class, Â Geographical magazine, Red Pepper and New Politics. Â I have been a regular contributor to The First Post online magazine and the IPS news agency.
I’ve also appeared on British, American and Canadian radio as a guest contributor, usually on terrorism-related issues. Â I’ve lectured and given seminars in a number of British universities, schools and cultural and educational institutions, including Derby, Newcastle and Nottingham universities and the Cervantes Institute in London.
I blog about politics, books, history, cinema, music and other things that interest me.