Rory Carroll

Rory Carroll

Biography

As a long-serving correspondent for the Guardian, Rory Carroll has covered war zones, survived a kidnapping in Iraq, and reported from all over Africa. For five years, throughout the writing of this book, Carroll was stationed in Caracas as the Guardian's chief correspondent in Latin America. He now lives in LA, where he is the paper's US west coast correspondent. His work has been longlisted for the Orwell Prize, the UK's pre-eminent prize for political writing.

  • Chávez: Elected Autocrat

    RORY CARROLL

    'He kept power by bullying those who dissented – and his departure leaves a dangerous vacuum.'

  • BBC Radio 3 Nightwaves

    RORY CARROLL

    Arts and cultural debate with Philip Dodd 25/02/2013

  • Author Website

    RORY CARROLL

    'stories and sneak previews from journalist and writer Rory Carroll'

  • Chávez: Video Obituary

    RORY CARROLL

    Controversial Venezuelan president remembered -  The Guardian

  • Chavez's Legacy

    RORY CARROLL

    Video: As cancer threatens Hugo Chavez’s life, an expert panel considered his legacy before a sold-out audience on 26 February.

  • The Final Chapter

    RORY CARROLL

    Rory Carroll re-writes his final chapter in light of the death of Hugo Chavez.

  • Shortlist

    RORY CARROLL

    Rory's piece on Chávez in Shortlist magazine

  • Goodbye, Presidente

    RORY CARROLL

    A stimulating biography of a great showman, and bad president, who died aged 58 this week - The Economist

  • Hugo Chávez lives!

    RORY CARROLL

    'Hugo Chávez lives!' they chanted as they gazed at the casket

    'He was our second Bolivar' say crowd of supporters, as they gather at former leader's coffin in Venezuela to mourn his death - Rory's piece in The Guardian

  • Hugo Chavez's Legacy

    DOROTHY KRONICK

    In Comandante: Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela, Guardian reporter Rory Carroll deftly retells the familiar narrative and then adds something new: Hugo Chávez was a terrible boss, radiating administrative chaos from his desk at the presidential palace.

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    Telegraph Review

    DAVID BLAIR

    Hugo Chávez biography portrays a charismatic revolutionary, review

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    Watersone's Blog

    RORY CARROLL

    Comandante: Inside Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela

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