ROBERT VERKAIK is a journalist who writes for the Guardian, Independent, i, Observer, Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Times. He is the author of Jihadi John: The Making of a Terrorist and Posh Boys: How the English Public School Ruins Britain, published by Oneworld in 2016 and 2018. His reporting has been long-listed for both the Orwell Prize and the Paul Foot Awards. He was a runner-up in the specialist journalist category at the 2013 National Press Awards. Robert lives in Surrey.