The New York Times Magazine | April 1, 2018
The Floating World
Anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing 2019
Persecuted on land, members of Cambodia’s ethnic Vietnamese minority take shelter in improvised villages spread across the surface of the Mekong River’s waterways.
[Read in The New York Times]
Virginia Quarterly Review | Spring 2017
The Useful Village
Finalist, 2018 National Magazine Award, Feature Writing
Citation, 2018 Ed Cunningham Award, Overseas Press Club
Winner, 2017 Staige D. Blackford Prize for Nonfiction
In the fall of 2015, Germany designated Sumte, population 102, as a sanctuary for nearly 800 refugees. What followed was a living experiment in the country’s principles.
[Read in VQR]
[Read abridged version in The Guardian]
Pacific Standard | January 30, 2019 | Online
The Last Uranium Prospector
America's mid-century uranium boom changed the face of the West. Meet the man at the center of its secret afterlife.
[Read in Pacific Standard]
Granta Magazine | Issue 137 | Online
A Land without Strangers
All nations strive toward the superlative. Poland happens to be one of the most homogenous countries on earth.
[Read in Granta]
London Review of Books | Vol. 38 No. 18
Diary (On an Arson Epidemic)
As towns across Germany have accepted their federal allocation of asylum seekers, administrators have fashioned shelters out of disused factories, motels and parish houses, usually on the outskirts of town. At the moment, someone tries to burn one of these improvised hostels to the ground every two to three days.
[Read in LRB]
VICE Magazine | Vol. 22 No. 11 | November 2015
The Ballad of Murder Eyez
In peacetime, Abdul Rahman Masri became one of Syria's most celebrated rappers. Now a refugee in Germany, he's determined to speak for his home nation's lost generation.
[Read in VICE]
The New Yorker | Online
Reporting on art crimes, mysteries, asylum rights, and more.
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