Jules Stewart has spent most of his professional life in journalism, reporting from more than 30 countries.

He began his career as an academic and lectured at two U.S. universities before moving to Madrid, where he spent 20 years as a journalist.

After joining Reuters, Stewart relocated to London in 1987, now his permanent home.

He has been working as an author and freelance reporter since 1994.

Stewart has published twelve books to date on a variety of subjects from the Anglo-Afghan wars to histories of Madrid, the NYPD, the North-West Frontier, Prince Albert and New York City in the 1930s.

When He's Not Writing...

Jules Stewart is bilingual in Spanish and has translated several books from Spanish to English.

One of his main personal interests is mountaineering. He has made a number of +20,000 foot ascents in the Himalaya and the Andes.

He is also a qualified rock-climbing instructor and holds a black belt in Taekwon-Do.