Martin Sixsmith, Broadcaster, Journalist & Author

Martin Sixsmith, Broadcaster, Journalist & Author

Wed 14 May 2014: 6:00pm

Martin Sixsmith will speak at St Peter’s College on Russia and the acclaimed film ‘Philomena’, based on his book ‘The Lost Child of Philomena Lee’ on Wednesday 14 May at 6pm. All are welcome – please register at www.bookwhen.com/stpeters

After joining the BBC in 1980, Martin Sixsmith worked as Foreign Correspondent to Washington, Moscow and Warsaw, notably documenting the collapse of the Soviet Union. From 1997 to 2002 he worked as Director of Communications for the newly elected Labour government, and he has published a range of works about Russia including ‘Russia: A 1,000 Year Chronicle of the Wild East’ and ‘The Litvinenko File’. His book ‘The Lost Child of Philomena Lee’ was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated film ‘Philomena’, starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench.