Ian Cobain was born in Liverpool in 1960. He has been a journalist since the early 1980s and is currently an investigative reporter with the Guardian. His inquiries into the UK's involvement in torture since 9/11 have won a number of major awards, including the Martha Gellhorn Prize and the Paul Foot Award for investigative journalism. He has also won several Amnesty International media awards. Cobain lives in London with his wife and two children.
In The History Thieves, former investigative journalist for The Guardian Ian Cobain uses previously unseen material and rigorous research to demonstrate how successive governments have developed a culture of secrecy in Britain. From unreported wars fought during the 1960s and 70s, to convenient loopholes in the Freedom of Information Act, this event will question what you thought you understood about the workings of the state, and our nation's culture and past
Norwich, UK, Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich, NR1 3BF