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John Carlin

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.
Jewish Book Week through the year: Tony Leon
Tony Leon is a well-known politician in South Africa who was an active participant in the constitutional negotiations which led to the birth of a democratic South Africa. After retirement from parliament, where he was leader of the opposition, he became what he calls “an accidental ambassador” in South America. In this exclusive London event for Jewish Book Week to present volume two of his recollections, Tony Leon reflected in conversation with journalist John Carlin on “Jews, ...