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“The advantage of writing from a minority point of view is you have a dual consciousness. You are immersed in the perspective of the majority, and see things the majority might not.”

A British-Colombian writer currently based in New York City.


Daniel Rey is a thirty-year-old British-Colombian writer whose work focuses on history, literature, politics and cultural commentary. He is a contributor to, amongst others, the Spectator, Prospect, and History Today. His essay, ‘Checkmate or Top Trumps: Cuba’s Geopolitical Game of the Century’ was published by Vintage Digital, and won the runner-up award in the 2017 Bodley Head & Financial Times prize.

Rey has worked on documentaries for the BBC, Channel Four and PBS, and has produced and hosted a podcast. He currently lives in New York.