Peter Conradi has worked in national and international journalism for more than three decades. As Foreign Editor of The Sunday Times and a former foreign correspondent, he can speak authoritatively on many aspects of international affairs.
One area of specialism is Russia, where he was based from 1988 to 1995, during which time he experienced at first hand the end of Communism and the break-up of the Soviet Union. These experiences informed his latest book, Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War, which has been critically well received on both sides of the Atlantic. The New York Times called it ‘a smart, balanced analysis of the internal developments that have shaped Russia’s course since the break-up of the Soviet Union’.
As a former Brussels correspondent, Peter also has a strong interest in European politics and in the implications of Brexit. It helps that he speaks fluent German, French and Italian as well as Russian.
A best-selling author, his book The King’s Speech, How One Man Saved the British Monarchy, written jointly with Mark Logue, grandson of George VI’s speech therapist, Lionel Logue, told the true story of the events that inspired the multi-Oscar-winning film. The book was a great commercial success, occupying the number one slot on the UK best-seller list and making it into the top 10 in America. It was translated into more than 20 languages. Peter and Mark are now working on a sequel, The King’s War, out in Autumn 2018, that will explore the role Lionel Logue played in helping the King through Britain’s darkest hour.
Peter is currently on secondment running the Money section of The Sunday Times and also edited the award winning Home supplement from 2006 until 2012, giving him a knowledge of property and of financial markets. His academic background in economics adds to this and he is able to handle complex subjects in a comprehensible and also entertaining manner.