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Andrew Graham-Yooll (Argentina)

Andrew Graham-Yooll was born in 1944 in Buenos Aires of a Scottish father and an English mother. He is the author of about twenty books, in English and in Spanish. He was the editor of the English-language Buenos Aires Herald (founded in 1876) up to December 2007, having joined the paper in 1966. In 1976, he left the Herald and went into exile during the military dictatorship, but in 1994 he returned to Argentina where he became editor and president of the board of the Herald. Graham-Yooll's books include the now classic A State of Fear: Memories of Argentina's Nightmare (1985), which author Graham Greene called the book of the year at the time. He is also known for The Forgotten Colony: A History of the English-speaking Communities in Argentina, first published in 1981. He translates Spanish poetry into English, and British and US poets into Spanish. In 2002, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE), by the British Crown.