An Evening with Journalist Jeremy Bowen

As the BBC’s Middle East Editor since 1989, Jeremy Bowen is uniquely placed to explain the region’s complex past and troubled present. In this exclevent, Jeremy will be interviewed about his fascinating new book, The Making of the Modern Middle East, by fellow BBC News & Current Affairs Correspondent, Wyre Davies.

In this new book, in part based on his acclaimed podcast, Jeremy takes us on a journey across the Middle East and through its history. He meets ordinary men and women on the front line, their leaders, whether brutal or benign, and he explores the power games that have so often wreaked devastation on civilian populations as those leaders, whatever their motives, jostle for political, religious and economic control.
With his deep understanding of the political, cultural and religious differences between countries as diverse as Erdogan’s Turkey, Assad’s Syria and Netanyahu’s Israel and his long experience of covering events in the region, he offers readers a gripping and invaluable guide to the modern Middle East, how it came to be and what its future might hold.

Jeremy Bowen is the BBC’s Middle East Editor. He has reported from more than seventy countries, covering thirteen wars including those in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Chechnya, Somalia, the Middle East, Rwanda and former Yugoslavia. His most recent posting has been covering the war in Ukraine. His previous books include Six DaysWar Stories and The Arab Uprisings.

His new book, The Making of the Modern Middle East, is a vivid and authoritative account of the making of the modern Middle East, from the BBC’s long-serving correspondent in the region.


Oct 11 2022


7:30 pm




All Saints Church, Penarth
All Saints Church, Penarth


Griffin Books