Michael Vatikiotis


Country: UK

Michael Vatikiotis is a writer and private diplomat, who has lived in Asia for more than 30 years. Formerly a BBC Correspondent and editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review, Michael now works on resolving conflicts in Asia and Africa. Two of his novels have been set in Indonesia with his latest book Lives Between the Lines: A Journey in Search of the Lost Levant exploring the origins of his family in the Middle East.

Michael Vatikiotis adalah seorang penulis dan diplomat, yang telah tinggal di Asia selama lebih dari 30 tahun. Sebelumnya, ia dalah koresponden BBC dan editor Far Eastern Economic Review, Michael sekarang bekerja untuk menyelesaikan konflik di Asia dan Afrika. Dua novelnya berlatar Indonesia, dan buku terbarunya Lives Between the Lines: A Journey in Search of the Lost Levant yang mengeksplorasi asal-usul keluarganya di Timur Tengah.

Appearing in

Main Program | Beacon of Hope: The Human Experience of Conflict

The story of refugees is one of survival, transformation, and triumph. Max Rosochinsky and Oksana Maksymchuk fled Ukraine right before the outbreak of the war. Giuseppe Catozzella’s book Don’t Tell Me …


Main Program | In Conversation with Carla Power

Carla Power, the author of two Pulitzer Prize finalists in General Nonfiction, discusses in her latest book, Home, Land, Security, the emerging field of deradicalization. By inquiring into the stories of those …


Main Program | In Conversation with Michael Vatikiotis

Lives Between the Lines is a family story of Michael Vatikiotis’s grandparents and parents in the Levant, spanning from the mid-1800s to the end of the Second World War in …


Main Program | Jokowi and the New Indonesia

In 2019, Joko Widodo – popularly known as Jokowi – was elected the seventh president of the Republic of Indonesia for a second five-year term. From modest beginnings in Central …