Patrick Kingsley is an award-winning author and foreign correspondent for the New York Times. He joined the Times in 2017 as the acting Turkey bureau chief.
Patrick was the Guardian’s first-ever migration correspondent, and was named foreign affairs journalist of the year at the 2015 British Journalism Awards. His book about the European refugee crisis, based on reportage from 17 countries along the migration trail, has been translated into 10 languages. Patrick has lectured on migration at Oxford University, giving the 2016 Harrell-Bond Lecture, an annual address that has previously been made by the heads of both the United Nations, and the United Nations refugee agency.
Patrick is a former winner of the Frontline award for print journalism, and was runner-up in the foreign correspondent category at the British Press Awards. He was previously the Guardian’s Egypt correspondent.
Patrick has reported from more than 30 countries, including Denmark, where he wrote his first book, a travelogue about Danish culture called How to be Danish. The New York Times said it was “fascinating”, the Wall Street Journal “delightful”, and it was a travel book of the month at The Sunday Times.
On the migration beat, Patrick is proudest of this story about one man’s journey from Syria to Sweden, as well as his four-part, year-long investigation into people-smuggling in i) Libya; ii) Egypt; iii) Turkey; and iv) Niger.
In Egypt, Patrick won awards for his investigations into a state-led massacre in Cairo; a secret jail in Ismailia; the gassing to death of 37 prisoners inside a police truck; and this assessment of the bloodiest week in modern Egyptian history.
Patrick is 27. He has a first in English Literature from Cambridge University, and a diploma in journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. He is currently based in Istanbul, and has also lived in Cairo and Amman.
You can download his PR photo here (credit: Tom Kingsley).