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Dan Morrison

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New York, Dublin, Delhi
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  travel, environment, global health, sudan, south sudan, india, rivers, conflict, climate change, water, south asia

Inkstained wretch. Author of 'a masterful narrative of investigative reportage, travel writing, and contemporary history.' (Daily Beast)

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Biography

Contributor to the New York Times, Politico Magazine, NatGeo. Former NYC tabloid cop reporter. Author of one river book, "The Black Nile" (Viking, 2010), and at work on another, "Red Ganges," coming sometime this decade. Writing and reporting on South Asia, Sudan, New York, and the places in betw...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I started as a clerk at the city desk of New York Newsday.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I learned to type on my father's Smith-Corona. I currently have a Remington Farsi-Arabic typewriter, and a baby blue Olivetti portable.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

William Boot, of the Beast. Though I've always had a soft spot for Brenda Starr.

Awards

United Nations 2013 Global Health Fellow

2013 - Public Health Journalism

Village Voice Ten Best Books of 2010

2010
My first book, "The Black Nile," joined work by Milan Kundera, Patti Smith, and Jennifer Egan on the Village Voice's annual best-of list.