Vicky Unwin has had a long career in media and publishing. Born in Dar es Salaam she has worked in Africa for the majority of her career, spanning 13 years at Heinemann Educational Books where she was Publisher of the African, Caribbean and Asian Writers Series. During this period she was also Secretary of ATCAL and supported the launching of Wasafiri, as well as organising several of the iconic conferences. Her final full-time role was as Media Director for the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, looking after the portfolio of newspapers, radio and TV stations in East Africa, part of the Nation Media Group where she was a Director. Since then she has concentrated on a portfolio of charities as well as chairing an art gallery and writing. She has one published book, Love & War in the WRNS and another, The Boy from Boskovice: a father’s secret life which is being published by Unbound in early 2021.