Alex Renton is a campaigning journalist who has worked for national and international newspapers as a war correspondent and investigative journalist. He also focuses on poverty, development, the environment, food culture and food policy.
Alex’s books include Stiff Upper Lip: Secrets, Crimes and the Schooling of a Ruling Class and Blood Legacy: Reckoning with a Family’s Story of Slavery. The latter deals with the personal discovery of his family’s involvement in transatlantic slavery, leading to his call for a wider reckoning among the descendants of slave owners.
In 2021, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.