Ben Judah is a Franco-British author and journalist. He has reported from across Europe with his writing on politics and society featuring widely, including in The New York Times, The Financial Times and Foreign Policy. His first book, Fragile Empire, was published by Yale University Press in 2013. His second book, This Is London, published by Picador, was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2016 and for the 2019 Ryszard Kapuscinski Award for Literary Reportage. He speaks English, French, Russian and Hebrew. He lives in New York City with his wife and cat.