Profile:
James Meek

James Meek is a writer and journalist. He wrote for the Guardian until 2005, reporting on subjects including the war in Iraq, the Chechen conflict, the treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay and tax avoidance in the UK. He is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books.

In addition to receiving the Foreign Correspondent Journalist of the Year Award and the Amnesty International Journalist of the Year Award for his reportage, Meek has been awarded the Scottish Arts Council Book of Year Award, the Ondaatje Prize and Le Prince Maurice Prize for his fiction. His novels include The People's Act of Love; We Are Now Beginning Our Descent; and The Heart Broke In.