Gary Younge(1969-), Journalist and author
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Award-winning writer, broadcaster and editor based in London. Born in Hertfordshire to Barbadian parents, at the age of seventeen he travelled to Kassala, Sudan to teach English in a United Nations Eritrean refugee school. In the 1980s, he attended Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, studying French and Russian. He began working for the Guardian in 1993, reporting from Europe, Africa, the US and the Caribbean and, from 2003 to 2015, he lived in America and worked as the newspaper's US correspondent. Upon returning to London, he became the Guardian's editor-at-large. He is a monthly columnist for the American magazine The Nation. He is the author of five books. The first, No Place Like Home: A Black Briton’s Journey Through the American South (1999), retraced the route of the civil rights Freedom Riders. Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives (2016) investigated American gun violence. He has received honorary doctorates from Heriot-Watt University and London South Bank University, where he is a visiting professor.