Journalist and author George Alagiah dies aged 67

Canongate are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of George Alagiah. An inspirational and incredible journalist, George covered some of the most important breaking stories of our times, and in 2019 became a debut fiction author with Canongate when we published his wonderful novel, The Burning Land.

Our thoughts are with Fran, his family and those who knew him best at this time. George's generosity, wit and friendliness, his love for his family and passion for his writing made him much loved by all the staff at Canongate and our partners in publication.