Hugh O'Shaughnessy'''Hugh O'Shaughnessy''' (born 21 January 1935) is an Irish journalist and writer.
Hugh O'Shaughnessy was educated at Worcester College, Oxford where he received a BA in Modern Languages. He has written for over 40 years for major newspapers including ''The Economist'', ''The Observer'', ''The Independent'', ''The Irish Times'', the ''Financial Times'' and most frequently ''The Guardian''; and he has made many reports for BBC News. O'Shaughnessy has published a number of books and articles focusing on Latin American politics, making many trips to Central and South America to study social and political issues. He was a friend of Chilean president Salvador Allende. He is also the author of commentaries on the politics of Catholicism. He is founder of the Latin America Bureau.
O'Shaughnessy has several awards, including two British Press Awards, the 1986 Maria Moors Cabot prize for journalistic contributions to inter-American understanding and the Wilberforce Medallion from the city of Hull. He has been recognised by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in the United States.
He lives in London. He married Georgina Alliston (1937–2011, daughter of architect Jane Drew) in 1961, and they had four children. Provided by Wikipedia