Veteran BBC correspondent and broadcaster Kate Adie completes Friday's lineup, in conversation with journalist Rene Wyndham.
Kate Adie grew up in Sunderland and gained her BA in Swedish from Newcastle University. She became a familiar figure through her work as BBC Chief News Correspondent, sending despatches from danger zones around the world. Kate’s memorable assignments include wars in the Gulf and the Balkans, the Zeebrugge ferry disaster, the Tiananmen Square protest and the Iranian Embassy siege for which she won the Royal Television Society Reporter of the Year 1980. Kate is also the long-serving presenter of Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent and a contributor to many other radio and television programmes.
She has served as a judge for the literary prizes including the Orange Prize for Fiction and the RSL Ondaatje Prize.
In addition to her bestselling autobiography “The Kindness of Strangers”, Kate’s non-fiction books have explored women and war, abandoned children and why some people are drawn a job that puts their life at risk.
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