Emma Hogan is a writer and editor.
Since late 2012 she has been a staff correspondent at The Economist. During that time she has written about South-East Asia, Europe and Britain. At present, she is Deputy Briefings Editor, editing long articles across the paper.
Between 2015-17 she was Europe correspondent and Deputy Europe Editor, with a particular focus on the refugee crisis. During that time she spent time in camps in Greece, Croatia and Germany; met with 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 videos (watch them on YouTube here: 1, 2, 3).
Along with her reporting, she also writes features, including an 1843 cover story on why Silicon Valley’s avant-garde are turning to microdosing LSD, how Ireland became so socially liberal, and on the benefits of cold-water swimming.
She writes book reviews and cultural essays regularly, for The Economist and other publications. In 2012 she was one of the judges for the Forward Prize for poetry. The year before that she wrote in the Times Literary Supplement about discovering an early draft of a poem by Frank O’Hara.
She graduated from Cambridge University in 2010 with a double first in English Literature and completed an MPhil the following year.