Frank Gardner is the BBC’s award-winning Security Correspondent, reporting and presenting for TV, radio and online on a wide range of global security and terrorism stories. He has also written three Sunday Times bestsellers: ‘Blood and Sand’, ‘Far Horizons’, and his debut novel ‘Crisis’, published in June 2016. While filming in Saudi Arabia in 2004 Frank was shot six times at close range by terrorists but survived with major injuries. With a degree in Arabic & Islamic Studies from Exeter University, his passion for covering the Middle East is undiminished. From 1997-2000 he was the BBC’s Gulf Correspondent in Dubai, then BBC Middle East Correspondent in Cairo. He was awarded the OBE by HM The Queen in 2005 for services to journalism, Honorary Doctorates of Laws from 7 British universities, the McWhirter Award for Bravery, Spain’s El Mundo Prize for International Journalism, the UAE’s Zayed Medal for Journalism, voted Person of the Year by the UK Press Gazette and appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor of 2015 by the University of Southern California. He was President of the Ski Club of GB from 2011-2017. His next book, Ultimatum, is being published on May 31.