After graduating in politics from the University of Sussex, Robin became a foreign correspondent for the London-based news agency Reuters in Madrid, Paris and Rome. He then worked for The Observer for twelve years, where he was Home Affairs Editor, Middle East Correspondent and Assistant Editor.
He joined the BBC in 1989, presenting programmes such as The World Tonight, Newsstand, Stop Press, and File on 4 for Radio 4, and Newshour on the BBC World Service. Specialising in world affairs, Robin has broadcast from most of the world’s hot spots including Kabul, Baghdad, Kosovo and Harare.
He also presented the global phone-in programme Talking Point (later renamed Have Your Say) and interviewed world leaders including Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Hugo Chávez, Kofi Annan and Tony Blair.
In 2013, he received the Charles Wheeler award for outstanding contribution to broadcast journalism.
Continue the conversations over dinner with the authors on Saturday night and get to know the people behind the books.
More info coming soon
Is Anything Happening?
Sunday 20 October
14h30 Salle des fêtes
Copyright Festilitt 2019
There will be book sales and signings at the end of each session.
You can also buy a selection of books by participating authors throughout the weekend at our bookshop
Over the course of his 40-year career as a journalist, Robin Lustig has lived, worked or travelled in more than 80 countries.
18, 19 & 20 October 2019
the Parisot literary festival
Priority reservations for Festilitt friends
Friday 19th Oct 19h00
Join us for a relaxed and convivial apéro dinatôire to kick off our sixth festival in style.