About

Tristan, Nuba Mountains, Sudan

Nuba Mountains, May 2013 (Photo: Marc Hofer)

I am a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. I have lived and worked in Africa since 2004 and am currently a correspondent for GlobalPost, Monocle and The Times of London.

My reporting from conflicts in DR Congo, Somalia and Sudan was shortlisted for a One World Media Award in the International Journalist category in 2013. A dispatch from the ongoing civil war in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains was shortlisted in the News category. I have been a finalist in the Kurt Schork Awards four times since 2007 and was named Journalist of the Year in the 2008 Diageo Awards.

My magazine writing and long-form journalism has been published by Columbia Journalism Review, Delayed Gratification, Foreign Policy, Harper’s Magazine, London Review of Books, The Nation, New Republic, New Statesman, New York Magazine and Virginia Quarterly Review among others.

This website offers a selection of my work from across the continent over the years. I hope you enjoy it.

Email: tristan.mcconnell@gmail.com
Twitter: @t_mcconnell
Facebook: http://facebook.com/tristan.mcconnell.journalist
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