Patrick Kingsley is an award-winning author and foreign correspondent for the New York Times. He joined the Times in 2017, and is a former foreign correspondent of the year. Following a stint as the paper’s Turkey bureau chief, he now works on longterm reporting projects across Europe. He has reported from more than 30 countries, and is currently working on a series about Hungary.

Patrick previously worked for the Guardian for seven years, reporting from across the Middle East. He was based mainly in Istanbul, where he covered the 2016 attempted coup, and Cairo, where he was the Guardian’s Egypt correspondent. He was the last journalist to interview the Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, before his ousting in a 2013 coup.

While 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.

In 2015, Patrick was appointed the paper’s first-ever migration correspondent. On the migration beat, Patrick won awards for 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.

This work led to him being named foreign affairs journalist of the year at the 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.

Among several other prizes, 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.

Patrick’s first book was an exploration of Danish culture called How to be Danish. Published in 2012, 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.

Patrick was born in London in June 1989. 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 returned to London in 2017, after five years in Cairo, Amman and Istanbul.

You can download his PR photo here (credit: Tom Kingsley).