Gary Younge

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Full name: Gary Younge

Area of interest: US affairs, Race, African-American literature, Europe, South Africa, Russia

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian | The Nation

Email: g.younge@guardian.co.uk http://www.garyyounge.com/?page_id=20

Personal website: http://www.garyyounge.com

Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/garyyounge

Blogs: http://www.thenation.com/authors/gary-younge

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Networks: http://twitter.com/garyyounge | http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Younge/517102116

Biography:

About: http://www.garyyounge.com/?page_id=2 | Alfred Knobler Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute

Education: Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh: French and Russian; City University, London: PG Dip in Newspaper Journalism, see: Student testimonials

Career: English teacher in a Sudanese refugee school, 1986/1987; Student Union Sabbatical Offices,1989/1990; Channel 4 current affairs programme, researcher, 1993; The Guardian: reporter on South African elections, 1994, assistant foreign editor, 1994/1998, feature writer, 1998, New York correspondent, 2003 (has written extensively from the United States, South Africa and throughout Europe)

Current position/role: columnist and feature writer (based in Chicago, US) - writes a Guardian column

  • also writes/has written for: writes Beneath the Radar, a monthly column for the Nation magazine

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  • Are my roots showing?: Am I from Barbados? Or am I from Stevenage? For much of his youth, Gary Younge wasn't sure. Here he reflects on the the dilemma of his double identity - The Observer, 12th September 1999
  • Memoirs of a teenage Trot: In 1984 the miners were on strike, the IRA bombed Brighton's Grand Hotel, and Gary Younge, aged 15, joined the revolution. But it couldn't last - The Guardian, 19th February 2000

Broadcast media:

Video: BBC News: Minister of Rage - 'For months, The Guardian's Gary Younge has followed the rise and rise of the charismatic Minister Louis Farrakhan. His film report looks at just why the leader of the Nation of Islam is still barred from entering the UK' - 30th May 2002; and see: Interview with Professor Vibert White

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Awards/Honours: Laurence Stern Fellowship, 1996 (seconded to the Washington Post); Best Print Newspaper Journalist (Ethnic Multicultural Media Awards), 2003

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(also see: My favourite travel books, Gary Younge The Guardian)

Latest work: Stranger in a strange land: encounters in the Disunited States (2006) OCLC 62421357

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Role: columnist

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Email: g.younge@guardian.co.uk

Website: Guardian.co / Gary Younge: All comment | Race issues | US elections 2008

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Day published: Monday

Regularity: Weekly

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Column name: 'Beneath the Radar'

Remit/Info: US affairs

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Website: http://www.thenation.com/directory/bios/gary_younge

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