Hello, I'm Daniel Trilling -- a journalist and author based in London. You can contact me at daniel dot trilling at gmail dot com. Pic by Mari Bastashevski.
I write regularly for the Guardian and the London Review of Books among others, mostly about migration, nationalism and memory, and I'm a commissioning editor at openDemocracy. My journalism was shortlisted for the 2022 Orwell Prize.
My most recent book, Lights in the Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe, is published in the UK by Picador, in the US by Verso and in Italy by Marsilio. It won Italy's Libri contro la Fame literary prize and was shortlisted for the 2019 Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing.
My first book, Bloody Nasty People: the Rise of Britain’s Far Right, was longlisted for the 2013 Orwell Prize.
See below for recent and selected pieces, plus a full list of books and book chapter contributions.
Now he had opps: violence and young people in Britain. (London Review of Books, May 2022)
Is Germany's new mega-museum a "decolonising" project -- or a gift to the reactionary right? (Apollo, January 2022)
Sculptor Michael Rakowitz on trauma, reconstruction and "anti-war" memorials. (Apollo, June 2021)
Cruel, paranoid, failing: inside the Home Office. (Guardian Long Read, May 2021)
Golden Dawn: the rise and fall of Greece's neo-Nazis. (Guardian Long Read, March 2020)
An interview with photographer Don McCullin. (Apollo, February 2020)
Five myths about the refugee crisis. (Guardian Long Read, June 2018)
The French farmer smuggling migrants in the Alps. (New Statesman, September 2017)
What to do with the people who make it across? The refugee crisis. (London Review of Books, October 2015)
The road to nowhere: the Syrian refugees left out in the cold by Europe. (New Statesman, January 2014)
Britain’s last anti-Jewish riots. (New Statesman, May 2012)
The blighting of Burnley: an extract from Bloody Nasty People. (New Statesman, September 2012)
Books and book chapters
Title essay in Looking for an Enemy: 8 Essays on Antisemitism, ed. Jo Glanville (Short Books, 2021)
‘Uncomfortable Facts: The Migrant Crisis in the European Media’, in Lost in Media: Migrant Perspectives and the Public Sphere, eds. Ismail Einashe and Thomas Roueché (Valiz/European Cultural Foundation, 2019)
Interview with Werner Herzog in Werner Herzog: Interviews, ed. Eric Ames (University Press of Mississippi, 2014)
Bloody Nasty People: The Rise of Britain’s Far Right (Verso, 2012)
‘Riotous Protest: An English Tradition’, in Fight Back! A Reader on the Winter of Protest, ed. Dan Hancox (openDemocracy, 2011)