Gary Younge is an award-winning author, broadcaster and a professor of sociology at the University of Manchester in England. Formerly a columnist at The Guardian he is an editorial board member of the Nation magazine and the Alfred Knobler Fellow for Type Media. He has written six books. The most recent, Dispatches from the Diaspora, From Nelson Mandela to Black Lives Matter is a collection of his work from America, Africa, The Caribbean, Britain about race, racism, black life and death. His previous book, Another Day in the Death of America, A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives, won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize from Columbia Journalism School and Nieman Foundation.
He has also written for The New York Review of Books. The London Review Of Books, Granta, GQ, The Financial Times and The New Statesman, among others, and made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from gay marriage to Brexit. In 2015 he was awarded the David Nyhan Prize for political journalism from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center. “It’s the powerless on whose behalf he writes,” said the Center’s director.