Two-time Knight International Press Fellow. Former assistant editor at the Chicago Tribune. Feature writer for major American dailies, my work regularly appears in the Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Petersburg Times, the Virginian Pilot, and various travel magazines. A feature was recently accepted by The Guardian. Based in a medieval town outside of Vienna (where I live with my Jack Russell and my London Black Cab), I have a been a journalism trainer for 10 years, working extensively in the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and S.E. Asia. My work can be viewed online at www.pattimccracken.blogspot.com and www.euro- reporters.com
Interests: Anything off the beaten path. Anything that speaks to the human condition. Sometimes both.