One of the most decorated journalists in the UK, Robert Peston is ITV’s political editor and presenter of the politics programme Peston. For a decade until the end of 2015, he was the BBC economics editor and business editor – where he received widespread acclaim for exposing the causes and consequences of the credit crunch, banking crisis and Great Recession. Peston has won more than 30 awards for his journalism, including Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year (twice) from the Royal Television Society.

The Whistleblower is Peston’s first foray into fiction. Set in 1997 as a desperate government clings to power and a hungry opposition will do anything to win, journalist Gil Peck finds himself in the middle of a dark web of interests that link politics, finance and the media. 

Covering all things 1990s London, from sleaze to media moguls and phone hacking, this is a critically-acclaimed debut thriller from the award-winning political journalist.

Come along to find out more about how Robert Peston has drawn on three decades of insider experience at the frontline of politics to create this gripping page-turner.

About The Journalist

ITV political editor and author Robert Peston sat on a bench.

Robert Peston

Robert Peston is ITV’s political editor, presenter of the politics show ‘Peston‘, founder of the education charity, Speakers for Schools (www.speakers4schools.org), and vice president ofHospice UK. He has written four critically acclaimed non-fiction books, How Do We Fix This Mess?, Who Runs Britain?, Brown’s Britain and his latest, WTF?, which was described by the Financial Times as ‘mandatory reading’ for anyone seeking to understand Brexit, Trump and the collapse of confidence in western liberalism. For a decade until the end of 2015, he was at the BBC, as economics editor and business editor, and in the 1990s he was at the Financial Times, as political editor, financial editor and head of investigations. At the BBC he played a prominent role in exposing the causes and consequences of the credit crunch, banking crisis and Great Recession. Peston has won more than 30 awards for his journalism, including Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year (twice) from the Royal Television Society. The Whistleblower is his first novel. His blog is itv.com/robertpeston, on Facebook he is facebook.com/pestonITV and he is @peston on Twitter.