Gary Younge is an author, broadcaster, and award-winning columnist for the Guardian, based in Chicago. He also writes a monthly column for The Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for The Nation Institute. Born in Britain to Barbadian parents, Younge reported all over Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean before being appointed the Guardian s US correspondent in 2003. In 2009 he won Britain s prestigious James Cameron Award for combined moral vision and professional integrity. His first book, No Place Like Home: A Black Briton s Journey through the Deep South, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His third book, Who Are We and Should It Matter in the 21st Century?, was shortlisted for the Bristol Festival of Ideas Book Prize. The Speech is his fourth book.