Rachel Aspden

Aspden2webRachel is former literary editor of the New Statesman, now working at the Guardian. She has lived and travelled widely in the Middle East and is writing a book called Generation Revolution, on the rise of a new order – the Islamic televangelists, pop stars and internet gurus who have an enormous and growing influence over Arabic youth; the elite young bankers and scholars reconciling Islamic finances; the idealistic female journalists fighting conservatism and violent radicalism in Saudi Arabia and Yemen: in other words, the future power brokers of the Middle East. UK: Harvill