Alex Perry is a writer and correspondent. He is the author of The Good Mothers, The Rift, Falling Off The Edge, and Lifeblood, as well as several ebooks, and his journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, TIME, Newsweek and others. His investigation into Boko Haram’s use of beheadings was requested as evidence by the International Criminal Court in The Hague. At times, he has been recognised in other ways. In 2002, the Indian government tried to deport him when he questioned the state of the Prime Minister’s health. In 2007 Alex was held in jail in Zimbabwe for five days for working without accreditation before being convicted of being a “determined and resourceful journalist.” He lives in Hampshire.