Tristan McConnell is a foreign correspondent and photographer in Nairobi, Kenya.
He has lived and worked in Africa since 2004 and is currently a correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Monocle and a freelance writer for The Economist and others. His reporting has been shortlisted for numerous awards including the Frontline Club, Kurt Schork, One World Media and Prix Bayeux awards.
In 2016 Tristan received the Overseas Press Club of America’s Ed Cunningham Award for magazine reporting, won first prize for narrative storytelling in the Society for Features Journalism awards, second prize in the Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents and was a runner-up in the James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism. In 2008 he was named Journalist of the Year in the Diageo Awards.
Tristan’s long-form and narrative journalism has been published by Harper’s, Foreign Policy, Columbia Journalism Review, Delayed Gratification, London Review of Books, Earth Island Journal, New York and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others.