John Carlin is a journalist, writer and film-maker. He was formerly South Africa, Mexico and Central America bureau chief for the London Independent newspaper and US bureau chief for the Independent on Sunday. He has written extensively about both politics and sports, from Nelson Mandela to Diego Maradona and Rafael Nadal. Carlin wrote the book behind the Warner Bros film "Invictus" starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, directed by Clint Eastwood. In 2013 he is at work on a new book about Oscar Pistorius and South Africa post-Mandela.