Maddy Fry

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Location
Rotherhithe, London, United Kingdom
School
The School Of Oriental And African Studies, King’s College London
Expertise
History, Movies, TV
  • Maddy loves history (particularly United States history, despite being a Brit) and has a penchant for the macabre, bizarre, and under-analyzed.
  • Since the age of 16 she been writing articles for someone, so by now she’s quite often very good at it.
  • Originality, accuracy and something to make you laugh are Maddy's primary aims. She can also promise sardonic wit, irony, and a playful sense of understatement.

Experience

Maddy has been a journalist for over 10 years, writing about history and politics for the likes of the Huffington Post, Time, Sky, the New Statesman and the Daily Telegraph. She specializes in writing about nationalism and religion in post-conflict zones, initially with a particular focus on Africa but recently with a great interest in the more macabre side of U.S. history. She has trained specifically to be feature writer with the website journalism.co.uk. As a ghostwriter for the bespoke biography company StoryTerrace, she has published several books on people’s personal histories, has written book chapters about world leaders such as Goodluck Jonathan and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and is working separately on a book about sexism in the armed forces. She nurtures a side passion for film and analyzes screenplays for Coverfly and the Hamptons International Film Festival in New York. In 2020 she was shortlisted for the Graham Greene film Review Prize in the U.K. Maddy is driven by a desire to see religion and history depicted in more nuanced and interesting ways, whether in film and TV or in the mainstream media at large, and wants what she writes to serve that purpose.

Education

A graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, Maddy has an in-depth knowledge of the role played by many African countries in global history, both historically and presently, including how much they have influenced the history of Europe and the USA. Studying theology at King’s College in London gave her a strong sense of how religion is understood and misunderstood in human affairs.
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