Austen Kark

Kark served in the Royal Navy and then studied English at Oxford with C.S. Lewis. After writing for several newspapers and magazines in the UK, he joined the BBC, broadcasting and reporting on West and Central Africa and Europe and specializing in the affairs of the Eastern Mediterranean, notably Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Israel. He later took charge of the BBC's Russian and Balkan operations before going on to run the BBC World Service in English. He was made Managing Director of the World...See more