Writer for British GQ, The Sunday Times, Guardian, and Telegraph magazines | Fellow @ The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, Columbia University | www.alexhannaford.com
Alex was born in London in 1974. He cut his teeth in journalism on the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and the Lymington Times in England. He worked as a feature writer and commissioning editor on the London Evening Standard before going freelance in 2003.
Alex has taught journalism at Kingston University in the UK and authored a biography (Last of the Rock Romantics) for Ebury Press, part of the Random House group. He has written about the death penalty, crime, harsh sentencing, religion, culture and human rights issues for British GQ, The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph , and Guardian magazines, Esquire, The Atlantic, The Nation, the Texas Observer, and Texas Monthly.
He is the writer and director of The Last 40 Miles, an award-winning animated short film about the death penalty.
He hosted Dead Man Talking, a crime podcast for Audioboom, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, etc.
A dual British-U.S. citizen, Alex divides his time between Texas and London.
Fellow, The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, Columbia University
Founder, Deadliners Club