Jack Shenker is a journalist and author based in London and Cairo. Formerly Egypt correspondent for the Guardian newspaper, his previous work also covered Gaza, Central Asia, the US and the Indian subcontinent, and has been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines including Prospect, the New Statesman and Internazionale.
In 2011 his coverage of the Egyptian revolution won the Amnesty International Gaby Rado award for excellence in human rights reporting. His investigation into ecological disaster and the rise of separatist nationalism in the central Asian republic of Karakalpakstan won the 2011 Foreign Press Association award for Environment Story of the Year. He was also long-listed for the Orwell Prize for political journalism.
In 2012 his investigation into the deaths of African migrants in the Mediterranean - whose cries for help were apparently ignored by European military units - was awarded news story of the year at the One World media awards, where he was also shortlisted for journalist of the year. A Guardian film on Egypt, football and revolution, made by Jack, Simon Hanna and Richard Sprenger, won a Webby award for the best online sports video.
Articles covering the previous year's November uprising in Egypt (including the use of live ammunition by security forces against protesters) and an analysis of global youth-led revolts against tyranny and neoliberal austerity were shortlisted for the Kurt Schork and Anna Lindh journalism awards respectively.
He is currently working on a book exploring Egypt and resistance, to be published by Allen Lane and Penguin in 2014.