Author(s): Lionel Barber
From the very first mouthful, 'Lunch with the FT' was destined to become a permanent fixture in the Financial Times.
One thousand lunches later, the FT's weekly interview has become an institution. From film stars to politicians, tycoons to writers, dissidents to lifestyle gurus, the list reads like an international Who's Who of our times.
Lunch with the FT is a selection of the best: 52 classic interviews conducted in the unforgiving proximity of a restaurant table. From Angela Merkel to Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Martin Amis to one of the Arab world's most notorious sons, this book brings you right to the table to decide what you think of or world's most powerful players.
Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, has steered the newspaper to three Newspaper of the Year awards. He has co-written several books, lectured widely, and appears regularly on international TV, and radio. Barber graduated in 1978 from St Edmund Hall, Oxford University. In 2009 he was awarded the St George Society medal of honour. A long time FT foreign correspondent in Washington, Brussels and New York he is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the Tate.