Cathy Scott-Clark has been a journalist for more than twenty years, working predominantly for The Sunday Times and the Guardian. In that time, she has been lucky enough to travel all over the world, reporting from Bosnia, Rwanda, Serbia, Russia, Mongolia, China, Bangladesh, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iran, Australia, Ireland, Europe and the UK and USA.
She is the author of four books – The Stone of Heaven (2001), The Amber Room (2004), Deception: Pakistan, the United States and the Global Nuclear Weapons Conspiracy (2007) and most recently The Meadow: Kashmir 1995 – Where The Terror Began (2012). In 2002, Stone of Heaven was named by the New York Times as a book of the year. In 2005, The Amber Room was a finalist in the Borders’ Original Voices US book awards, becoming a national best seller there. In 2007, Deception was a Washington Post ‘pick of the year’, and a finalist in the Royal United Services Institute, Duke of Westminster’s Medal for military literature. She is currently working on a fifth book about the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai.
In 2004 she won One World Media Award for reporting in Vietnam and in 2005 and 2006 was nominated for the Amnesty International Press Awards and the British Press Awards in 2008 and 2009. In 2009 she won the One World Media Journalist of the Year Award.
She has also produced several radio and television documentaries, including The Search for Kurtz for Channel 4 in 1999, a film on Thailand’s methamphetamine craze for the BBC 1 in 2001, City of Fear for Channel 4’s Dispatches in 2010 and is currently working on two more films for Dispatches, on Kashmir and Burma. In 2011, City of Fear was nominated for an award at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.