Richard Lloyd Parry is an author and foreign correspondent, and the Asia Editor of The Times. He was born in Southport, Merseyside in 1969, and educated at Oxford University. Since 1995 has lived in Tokyo, working first for The Independent and now The Times. He has reported from twenty-seven countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo and Macedonia. In recent years, he has covered the war in Iraq, the crisis in North Korea, political turmoil in Thailand and Burma, and the tsunami and nuclear disasters in Japan. In 2005, he was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year in the UK’s What The Papers Say Awards.
He has also contributed to the London Review of Books, Granta and the New York Times Magazine. His books include In the Time of Madness (Cape 2005), an account of the violence in Indonesia in the late 1990s, People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman, published in February 2011, and longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, and Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone, published in 2017.