Ed Vulliamy

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Ed Vulliamy (born 1 August 1954) - Edward Sebastian Vulliamy - is a British journalist and writer. His mother is the children's author and illustrator Shirley Hughes and his grandfather the Liverpool store owner Thomas Hughes. He was educated at the independent University College School and at Hertford College, Oxford, before becoming a journalist. He was New York correspondent for The Observer for six years (1997 to 2003) and Rome correspondent for The Guardian.

He worked as a reporter for Granada TV's World In Action, winning a Royal Television Society award in 1985, for a film about Northern Ireland.

For the Guardian he reported extensively on the mid-1990s war in Bosnia, particularly on the concentration camps in northwest Bosnia operated by the Bosnian Serbs for the incarceration of Muslim and Croat inmates at Omarska and Trnopolje. He also extensively covered the 9/11 attacks, while living in New York in 2001. At the outbreak of the current war in Iraq, in March 2003, he was one of the first reporters on the ground.

He was awarded Granada Television's Foreign Correspondent of the Year Award for 1992 and the James Cameron Award in 1994 and named Foreign Reporter of the Year in 1993 and 1997. In 2013, Vulliamy was awarded the coveted Ryszard Kapuscinski Award for Literary Reportage - named in honour of the great writer, creator and master of the genre - for 'Amexica: War Along the Borderline'.

Vulliamy fractured his leg badly in 2013, and wrote a detailed article from the patient's viewpoint about his prolonged treatment with the Ilizarov apparatus, an external frame that stretches the leg.[1]



  1. ^ Ed Vulliamy (13 December 2015). "How Comrade Ilizarov saved my leg". The Observer. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 

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