Sam Bourne is a pseudonym for Jonathan Freedland, an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column in the Guardian, as well as a monthly piece for the Jewish Chronicle. He also presents BBC Radio 4's contemporary history series, The Long View. His first novel, The Righteous Men, was a Sunday Times No.1 bestseller. He has also written two books of non-fiction: a memoir, Jacob's Gift, and the acclaimed Bring Home the Revolution: the Case for a British Republic, which was later adapted into a TV series for BBC Two. Jonathan has also fronted The Talk Show on BBC 4 as well as several programmes for Channel 4 – including a debate on the legacy of the Second World War. Before 1997, Jonathan served for four years as the Guardian's Washington Correspondent and the US remains an area of specialist interest – along with the politics of Britain and the Middle East. He has written often for a variety of US publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Newsweek. In the annual What the Papers Say awards of 2002 Jonathan Freedland was named Columnist of the Year and praised for his 'incisive, original, strong and very outspoken views'. He lives in London with his wife and their two children.