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Ned Temko is an American journalist and writer living in London. A graduate of Williams College, he worked as a foreign correspondent, principally for the Christian Science Monitor, covering stories ranging from the civil war in Lebanon and the US hostage crisis in Iran, to the final years of Soviet Communism and of apartheid in South Africa. As correspondent for the Monitor’s TV news program, he later covered the fall of the Berlin wall and Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.
He was based in Lisbon, Brussels, Beirut, Moscow, Jerusalem and Johannesburg before moving to London at the end of the 1980s.
He has lived in London ever since, first becoming the editor of the Jewish Chronicle and then Chief Political Correspondent of The Observer. He now is a full-time author.