The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Alex Perry

Alex Perry is a non-fiction writer. He is the author of The Good Mothers, The Rift, Falling Off The Edge, and Lifeblood, as well as several ebooks, and ghost-wrote Long Shot for Azad Cudi, a British-Kurdish sniper. His journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, Outside, Harper’s, the Guardian, TIME, Newsweek, Roads and Kingdoms, The Sunday Times magazine and others.

Alex’s journalism has won a number of awards and his investigation into Boko Haram’s use of beheadings was requested as evidence by the International Criminal Court in The Hague. At times, he has been recognised in other ways. In 2002, the Indian government tried to deport him when he questioned the state of the Prime Minister’s health. In 2007 Alex was held in jail in Zimbabwe for five days for working without accreditation before being convicted of being a “determined and resourceful journalist.”

Talks and Screenings

Alex Perry: How to turn investigative journalism into television story

In the second of our series of talks looking at how investigative journalism can be turned into a story, veteran foreign correspondent Alex Perry comes to the CIJ to talk about how he and journalists like him are increasingly working with film and production companies to fund their investigations, and about the writing and selling of his latest book The Good Mothers, the true story about of a group of women who took on the world’s most powerful mafia.