Daniel Trilling is a journalist and author based in London who has reported extensively on refugees in Europe. He writes regularly for the London Review of Books, Guardian, New York Times and others, and he is a commissioning editor at openDemocracy. His journalism was shortlisted for the 2022 Orwell Prize and in 2017 he won a Migration Media Award

His first book, Bloody Nasty People: the Rise of Britain’s Far Right, was longlisted for the 2013 Orwell Prize. His most recent book, Lights in the Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe, is published in the UK by Picador, in the US by Verso and in Italy by Marsilio. It won Italy's Libri contro la Fame literary prize and was shortlisted for the 2019 Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing.