Patrick Kingsley is the Guardian’s first-ever migration correspondent, and was 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, will be published on 5 May 2016.
Patrick is a former winner of the Frontline award for print journalism, and was previously the Guardian’s Egypt correspondent.
Patrick has reported from 25 countries, including Denmark, where he wrote a travel book 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.
Patrick is 26, and has a first in English from Cambridge University. He is proudest of this story about one man’s journey from Syria to Sweden, as well as his investigations into people-smuggling in Libya; a state-led massacre in Cairo; a secret jail in Ismailia; and the gassing to death of 37 prisoners inside a police truck. And this look back at one of the bloodiest weeks in Egypt’s modern history.