Journalist & Author
Alec Russell is Editor of FT Weekend. He was previously the FT’s News Editor and also Comment and Analysis Editor. A long time former foreign correspondent, he has reported from eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and the US, and written three books, Prejudice and Plum Brandy: Tales of a Balkan Stringer (1993), Big Men, Little People: Encounters in Africa (1999) and After Mandela: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa (2009). His writing has won several awards and his dispatches from southern Africa have earned him nominations for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and for British foreign correspondent of the year.