Isabel Hilton is a London-based international journalist and broadcaster. She is founder and editor of chinadialogue.net, a non-profit, bilingual online publication based in London, Beijing, and Delhi that focuses on the environment and climate change. She is a columnist for The Guardian and her work has appeared in the Financial Times, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Granta, the New Statesman, El Pais, Index on Censorship, and many other publications. Hilton is also the author and co-author of several books and she holds two honorary doctorates and was awarded the OBE for her work in raising environmental awareness in China.
She studied at the Beijing Foreign Language and Culture University and at Fudan University in Shanghai before taking up a career in written and broadcast journalism, working for The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian, and The New Yorker. In 1992 she became a presenter of the BBC’s flagship news program, “The World Tonight,” then BBC Radio Three’s cultural program “Night Waves.”