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Author, Broadcaster & Editor-at-Large for The Guardian

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Gary Younge is an author, broadcaster and editor-at-large for The Guardian, based in London. He also writes a monthly column, Beneath the Radar, for the Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for The Nation Institute. He has written five books: Another Day in the Death of America, A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives; The Speech, The Story Behind Martin Luther King’s Dream; Who Are We?, And Should it Matter in the 21st century; Stranger in a Strange Land, Travels in the Disunited States and No Place Like Home, A Black Briton’s Journey Through the Deep South. He has made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from gay marriage to Brexit.

Born in Hertfordshire to Barbadian parents, he grew up in Stevenage until he was 17 when he went to Kassala, Sudan with Project Trust to teach English in a United Nations Eritrean refugee school. On his return he attended Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh where he studied French and Russian (Translating and Interpreting).

In his final year at Heriot Watt he was awarded a bursary from The Guardian to study journalism at City University and started working at The Guardian in 1993. In 1996 he was awarded the Laurence Stern Fellowship, which sends a young British journalist to work at the Washington Post for three months.

After several years of reporting from all over Europe, Africa, the US and the Caribbean Gary was appointed The Guardian’s US correspondent in 2003, writing first from New York and then Chicago. In 2015 he returned to London where is now The Guardian’s editor-at-large.

He has enjoyed several prizes for his journalism. In 2018 he won (Broadsheet) Feature Writer of the year at the Society of Editors Press Awards for “brilliant in-depth journalism that told a familiar story in a new way {and] had a real impact" for a year-long series on knife crime. He also won Feature of the Year a the Amnesty Media Awards for an article in the same series. In 2017 he received the James Aaronson Career Achievement Award from Hunter College, City University of New York. In 2016 he won Comment Piece of the Year from The Comment Awards for an article about Obama's legacy and the Sanford St. Martin Trust Radio Award Winner for excellence in religious reporting for a programme on gay marriage in the evangelical community. In 2015 he was awarded Foreign Commentator of the Year by The Comment Awards and 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. In 2009 he won the James Cameron award for the “combined moral vision and professional integrity” of his coverage of the Obama campaign. From 2001 to 2003 he won Best Newspaper Journalist in Britain’s Ethnic Minority Media Awards three years in a row.

His books have also received considerable acclaim. In 2017 Another Day in the Death of America won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize from Columbia Journalism School and Nieman Foundation. In the US the book was shortlisted for the Helen Berenstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism from New York Public Library and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award as well as longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non Fiction from the American Library Association. In Britain it was shortlisted for The Jhalak prize, The Orwell Prize for Books, The CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction and The Bread and Rose Award. Who Are We? was shortlisted for the Bristol Festival of Ideas Prize. No Place Like Home was shortlisted for The Guardian’s first book award.

Currently a visiting professor at London South Bank University, he was appointed the Belle Zeller Visiting Professor for Public Policy and Social Administration at Brooklyn College (CUNY) from 2009-2011. In 2017 he was awarded an Honorary Fellow of Cardiff University. in 2016 he was made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and in 2007 he was awarded Honorary Doctorates by both his alma mater, Heriot Watt University, and London South Bank University.

He lives in London with his wife and two children.

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Gary Younge Biography

Gary Younge is an author, broadcaster and editor-at-large for The Guardian, based in London. He also writes a monthly column, Beneath the Radar, for the Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for The Nation Institute. He has written five books: Another Day in the Death of America, A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives; The Speech, The Story Behind Martin Luther King’s Dream; Who Are We?, And Should it Matter in the 21st century; Stranger in a Strange Land, Travels in the Disunited States and No Place Like Home, A Black Briton’s Journey Through the Deep South. He has made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from gay marriage to Brexit.

Born in Hertfordshire to Barbadian parents, he grew up in Stevenage until he was 17 when he went to Kassala, Sudan with Project Trust to teach English in a United Nations Eritrean refugee school. On his return he attended Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh where he studied French and Russian (Translating and Interpreting).

In his final year at Heriot Watt he was awarded a bursary from The Guardian to study journalism at City University and started working at The Guardian in 1993. In 1996 he was awarded the Laurence Stern Fellowship, which sends a young British journalist to work at the Washington Post for three months.

After several years of reporting from all over Europe, Africa, the US and the Caribbean Gary was appointed The Guardian’s US correspondent in 2003, writing first from New York and then Chicago. In 2015 he returned to London where is now The Guardian’s editor-at-large.

He has enjoyed several prizes for his journalism. In 2018 he won (Broadsheet) Feature Writer of the year at the Society of Editors Press Awards for “brilliant in-depth journalism that told a familiar story in a new way {and] had a real impact" for a year-long series on knife crime. He also won Feature of the Year a the Amnesty Media Awards for an article in the same series. In 2017 he received the James Aaronson Career Achievement Award from Hunter College, City University of New York. In 2016 he won Comment Piece of the Year from The Comment Awards for an article about Obama's legacy and the Sanford St. Martin Trust Radio Award Winner for excellence in religious reporting for a programme on gay marriage in the evangelical community. In 2015 he was awarded Foreign Commentator of the Year by The Comment Awards and 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. In 2009 he won the James Cameron award for the “combined moral vision and professional integrity” of his coverage of the Obama campaign. From 2001 to 2003 he won Best Newspaper Journalist in Britain’s Ethnic Minority Media Awards three years in a row.

His books have also received considerable acclaim. In 2017 Another Day in the Death of America won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize from Columbia Journalism School and Nieman Foundation. In the US the book was shortlisted for the Helen Berenstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism from New York Public Library and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award as well as longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non Fiction from the American Library Association. In Britain it was shortlisted for The Jhalak prize, The Orwell Prize for Books, The CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction and The Bread and Rose Award. Who Are We? was shortlisted for the Bristol Festival of Ideas Prize. No Place Like Home was shortlisted for The Guardian’s first book award.

Currently a visiting professor at London South Bank University, he was appointed the Belle Zeller Visiting Professor for Public Policy and Social Administration at Brooklyn College (CUNY) from 2009-2011. In 2017 he was awarded an Honorary Fellow of Cardiff University. in 2016 he was made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and in 2007 he was awarded Honorary Doctorates by both his alma mater, Heriot Watt University, and London South Bank University.

He lives in London with his wife and two children.

Gary Younge Videos

  • Spike Lee talks to Gary Younge about BlacKkKlansman​
    Spike Lee's latest film is about a black cop who infiltrated the Klu Klux Klan in the 1970s. Based on a true story, BlacKkKlansman draws clear ...
  • Gary Younge on Richard Spencer, Trump and the "alt-right"
    Writer Gary Younge has been travelling through the US from the whitest state in the Union, Maine, to the blackest, Mississippi, to find out why...
  • Gary Younge: Another Day in the Death of America
    On an average day seven Americans aged 19 or younger are shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning Guardian ...

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  • How much does it cost to book Gary Younge?

    Booking fees for Gary Younge, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gary Younge, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Gary Younge?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gary Younge for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gary Younge for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gary Younge or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gary Younge or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Gary Younge is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Gary Younge for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Gary Younge generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joy-Ann Reid, John Harwood, Matt Thompson, Robin Givhan and Angela Rye. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gary Younge for an upcoming event.

Gary Younge Speaker Videos

  • Spike Lee talks to Gary Younge about BlacKkKlansman​
    Spike Lee's latest film is about a black cop who infiltrated the Klu Klux Klan in the 1970s. Based on a true story, BlacKkKlansman draws clear ...
    Gary Younge on Richard Spencer, Trump and the "alt-right"
    Writer Gary Younge has been travelling through the US from the whitest state in the Union, Maine, to the blackest, Mississippi, to find out why so ...
  • Gary Younge: Another Day in the Death of America
    On an average day seven Americans aged 19 or younger are shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning Guardian ...

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