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August 24, 2003 2:14 AM   Subscribe

Farewell America. After six years, The Observer's award-winning US correspondent Ed Vulliamy takes his leave.
posted by i_cola (8 comments total)

posted by andrew cooke at 7:55 AM on August 24, 2003

posted by mcsweetie at 9:00 AM on August 24, 2003

I didn't know that bunnyfire worked for the Observer
posted by matteo at 9:51 AM on August 24, 2003

posted by i_cola at 1:03 PM on August 24, 2003

I'm a big fan of Ed Vulliamy. Way back when the Serbian war was going on, I was working in a record store in London. Vulliamy's (superb) articles were getting an awful lot of attention in the Guardian - he'd just exposed the Serbian camps where thousands of Bosnian men were being held. It was late on in the evening, just before we closed, and in puffed this large man with a large forehead and large amounts of hair. I thought I recognised him (he'd been interviewed on tv a few nights before) but his credit card clinched it. So as I handed him his bag, I said thanks to him for the excellent reports. He did a double-take and stepped back in amazement with his mouth open. 'I've never been recognised before', he said. 'That's amazing.' He really was quite astonished. We chatted for a bit about the war and then he invited me out for a beer after work. A fine evening was had by all, with scurrilous rumours about celebrities, politicians and footballers flying around. I bought one round the whole night, and that by an enormous amount of insistence. He's a great bloke. His dispatches from America have been superb.

The fact that he was buying a Yes album only momentarily dimmed his star in my eyes.
posted by humuhumu at 1:39 PM on August 24, 2003

What a sad, beautiful essay.
posted by grrarrgh00 at 7:23 PM on August 24, 2003

Also, Vulliamy will be live on Guardian Unlimited Talk, 27 August, 2 pm BST, talking about 'the transformation of the United States'.
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