Former journalist James Brabazon has spent his career telling truths while documenting the worst elements of mankind. However, in his The Break Line, he writes to entertain. Here, he tells of the shift from journalism to writing novels.
James Brabazon is an award-winning front-line journalist and documentary filmmaker. Based in London, he has travelled in over seventy countries, investigating, filming and directing in the world's most hostile environments. His awards include the Rory Peck Trust International Impact Award, the Rory Peck Freelancer's choice Award, the IDA Courage Under Fire Award and the FPA's TV News Story of the Year. He has made over thirty films broadcast by the BBC, Channel 4, HBO, CNN and the Discovery Channel. He lectures on the ethics and practicalities of reporting from war zones and his reportage has been published in the Observer and the Guardian. He is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir My Friend the Mercenary and the novels The Break Line and Arkhangel.