Sam Bourne is the pseudonym of Jonathon Freedland, an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. He has written a weekly column for the Guardian since1997, having previously served as the paper's Washington correspondent. He has covered five US presidential elections, including Barack Obama's campaign in 2008;
In the annual What the papers Say Awards of2002 Jonathon Freedland was named Columnist of the Year, and in 2008 he won the David Watt Prize for Journalism. His first novel, The Righteous Men, was a Richard and Judy Summer Read and a number 1 bestseller. His next two novels, The Last Testament and The Final Reckoning, were both top five bestsellers. He lives in London with his wife and their two children.