Tim Sebastian is a television journalist and novelist. He is the moderator of Conflict Zone and The New Arab Debates, broadcast on Deutsche Welle TV, Berlin. He is a former BBC Correspondent in Moscow, Washington and Warsaw.
While at the BBC he hosted The Doha Debates and was the first presenter of HARDtalk. He also presented Bloomberg TV’s The Outsider, an India-focused debating programme.
He won the BAFTA Richard Dimbleby award in 1981 and Britain’s prestigious Royal Television Society Interviewer of the Year award in 2000 and 2001.
Memorable interviews with world leaders have included US Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, South African Presidents Thabo Mbeki and FW de Klerk, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the last leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev.
Tim is the author of nine previous novels including The Spy in Question which the Washington Post in 1988 said “is so modern as to undermine the very assumptions of the espionage thriller.” He is also the author of two works of non-fiction.