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Andrew Graham-Yooll (1944), was born in Buenos Aires of a Scottish
father and an English mother. He is the author of about thirty books,
written in English and Spanish.
Graham-Yooll joined the Buenos Aires Herald in 1966. He left the
paper in 1976 when he went into exile during the military dictatorship.
In Britain, he worked on the Foreign Desk of The Daily Telegraph
and The Guardian, and was editor of South magazine (1985-88), and
of Index on Censorship (1989-93).
In 1994 he returned to Argentina where he became editor-in-chief
and president of the board of the Buenos Aires Herald. In 1998,
he resigned from both positions, and became the paper’s senior
editor. In August 2005 he was invited to become the paper’s
editor again. He retired from the paper in December 2007. He is
Reader’s Editor at Perfil newspaper.
Graham-Yooll’s books include the now classic A State of Fear.
Memories of Argentina’s Nightmare (1985), which author Graham
Greene called “the book of the year” at the time. He
is also known for The Forgotten Colony. A History of the English-speaking
Communities in Argentina, first published in 1981 and reprinted
in 1999. Other books include Small Wars You May have Missed (1983),
Committed Observer. Memoirs of a Journalist (1989), Goodbye Buenos
Aires (1999), among a total of about twenty titles.
He has also worked on documentary films, broadcasting, and is a
freelance writer for several publications, in English and Spanish.
In Buenos Aires he also writes for the newspapers La Nación
and Pagina 12.
In 2002, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE), by
the British Crown.
He has four children and three grandchildren.