David Wilson


David Wilson co-founded the charity War Child, which brought attention to the war-stricken Balkans through its 1995 album Help featuring Brian Eno, Oasis, Radiohead, Portishead, Sinéad O'Connor, Massive Attack, Blur, Suede, Stone Roses, Orbital, Manic Street Preachers and PJ Harvey. In 2000, David worked with the Guardian to expose corruption in War Child, the very charity he had helped create.



During the Bosnian war he started a mobile bakery, organised medical deliveries throughout the country and facilitated music workshops with children in Sarajevo and Mostar. With Pavarotti's support, he constructed the Pavarotti Music Centre in Mostar and served as its first director.



David has lived many lives – gaucho, sailor, teacher, art agent, filmmaker, war crime witness, aid worker, playwright – but he has brought to them all his lifelong spirit of political activism.

Books by David Wilson