Peter Beaumont (journalist)

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Peter Beaumont (born 28 November 1961 in Skegness, Lincolnshire) is a British journalist who is the foreign affairs editor of The Observer[1] as well as writing for its sister paper, The Guardian. He has covered wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza and Kosovo.[2]

Beaumont is the author of The Secret Life of War - Journeys Through Modern Conflict, a memoir of his life as a foreign correspondent working in war zones.[1][2]


  • Orwell Prize (2007)
  • Amnesty National Press Award 2006
  • Webby Award 2011


  1. ^ a b Peter Beaumont's contributor page Guardian website
  2. ^ a b Blitz, James (8 June 2009). "The Secret Life of War (book review)". Financial Times. Retrieved 8 May 2018.