Ed Vulliamy

Ed Vulliamy is an Irish-Welsh writer, born and raised in Notting Hill, London. Described by the New York Times as “a latter-day Graham Greene”, he has been an international journalist for more than 40 years, with Granada Television’s flagship documentary programme World In Action, then The Guardian and The Observer newspapers of London. He discovered the Serbian-run concentration, rape and death camps in 1992, and was, as a result, the first journalist since Nuremberg to testify at an international war crimes trial, as witness for the prosecution - in nine cases against war criminals from Bosnia’s carnage - at the ICTY in The Hague. Vulliamy has won every major prize in British journalism for his reporting from Ireland, Bosnia, Italy, Iraq and Mexico. His book ‘Amexica: War Along The Borderline’, about drug cartel wars, won the Ryszard Kapuśiński Prize for literary reportage and ‘The War is Dead, Long Live The War, Bosnia: The Reckoning’ was shortlisted for the same award. Now a freelance author, Vulliamy now writes mostly books, and for The Guardian, Granta and the New York Review of Books, on indigenous justice, music and painting – and now war in Ukraine. Vulliamy’s latest book When Words Fail – published in the USA as Louder Than Bombs – concerned music and war, as does his current project about music and musicians at war in Ukraine. Vulliamy recently wrote the libretto for a Cantata about the Irish Civil War, ‘Who’d Ever Think It Would Come To This’, premiered in Dublin in September 2022, to a sell-out audience and critical acclaim.