About

Emma Hogan is a writer and journalist. Since late 2012 she has been a staff correspondent at The Economist: writing about South-East Asia, Europe and Britain. She also writes about social affairs, culture, and the arts, and regularly writes book reviews for The Economist and other publications. 

As South-East Asia Correspondent, she wrote about Indonesia’s love of Dangdut music, visited the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, and raced up to a volcano due to explode in Bali.

Between 2015-17 she was Europe correspondent and Deputy Europe Editor, with a particular focus on the Syrian refugee crisis. During that time she spent time in camps in Greece, Croatia and Germany; talked to people-smugglers in Turkey; and spent five days on a migrant rescue boat off the coast of Libya, which along with an article in print was documented in an online diary and three short videos which she filmed using a portable camera onboard (watch them on YouTube here: 123).

She has also written about the illegal drug market, looking at the rise of new psychoactive substances and writing an 1843 cover story on why Silicon Valley’s avant-garde are turning to microdosing LSD.

Emma has appeared regularly on the BBC, CNN, CNBC and Sky News, and has spoken on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and LBC Radio, among others.

She has also written for The Financial Times, The Daily Beast, the New Statesman, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Telegraph. In 2012 she was one of the judges for the Forward Prize for poetry.

She graduated from Cambridge University in 2010 with a double first in English Literature and completed an MPhil the following year.