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Sally Hayden Books & Biography


Sally Hayden is an award-winning journalist and photographer focused on migration, conflict and humanitarian crises.

Her first book, <i>My Fourth Time, We Drowned</i>, won the 2022 Orwell Prize, Michel Deon Prize, Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards and was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford.

She is currently the Africa correspondent for the <i>Irish Times</i>, and has also worked with <i>VICE News</i>, <i>CNN International</i>, the<i> Financial Times</i>, <i>TIME</i>, <i>BBC</i>, the <i>Washington Post</i>, the <i>Guardian</i>, the <i>New York Times</i>, <i>Channel 4 News</i>, <i>Foreign Policy</i>, <i>Al Jazeera </i>and <i>Newsweek</i>, among others.

A law graduate with an MSc in international politics, she has twice sat on the committee deciding the winner of Transparency International's Anti-Corruption Award. In 2019, she was included on the <i>Forbes</i> '30 Under 30' list of media in Europe.