Misha Glenny

United Kingdom

Award-winning journalist, historian and author.

Mr. Glenny is an award-winning journalist and historian. After a distinguished career as the BBC’s Central Europe Correspondent, covering the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe and the wars in the former Yugoslavia, Mr. Glenny has concentrated on researching the relationships between organised crime and politics. His best-selling book, McMafia, was based on conversations with organised crime practitioners around the world. Translated into 36 languages, it is recognised by both law enforcement officials and criminals as a turning point in our understanding of the globalisation of organised crime. He has since written on cyber crime in DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia, and his most recent book, Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio, is the intimate biography of the man who ran the cocaine trade in Rio’s largest favela for five years. McMafia is now in production as a major TV drama series while Nemesis has been optioned by a major Hollywood director.