• I’m a journalist and writer who has been published in magazines, national and local newspapers, websites, blogs and more. Take a peek at my portfolio to see what’s what.

    I’m currently a staff writer at Word Vietnam, and an editor at In Bed With Maradona.

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About me

Born on the not-so-mean streets of rural North Yorkshire, UK. I’ve lived and worked in Japan, France and Vietnam.

I graduated with first-class honours in English Literature from Leeds Beckett University which was followed by an M.A, also in English Literature, from the University of Leeds. I have been working as a journalist and writer ever since – and long may that continue.

In November and December 2017 I will sit my exams for the NCTJ diploma in journalism – the gold standard qualification for a journalist in the UK. I’m pitching ideas, following my nose and writing for a living every day.

The best thing about writing for a living is that you never know where it might take you next.

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Portfolio

November 2017 –Feature – The Abandoned Sinking School
November 2017 –Feature – A View From a Bridge: Saigon After Dark
November 2017 – Feature – Child drowning in Vietnam
October 2017 – Feature – The Rise of Diabetes in Vietnam
October 2017 – Feature – The English Premier League in Vietnam
October 2017 – Bar Review – Tropicana
October 2017 –Feature – The Street Food Street Experiment
October 2017 – Interview – The Guinness World Record Breaking, Giang Brothers
September 2017 – Interview – Hoang Le Giang, the Arctic explorer
September 2017 – Feature – The Analogue Experience
September 2017 – Interview – Nguyen Huu Tien, the Record Collector
September 2017 – Bar Review – Khoai
September 2017 – Feature – The Wax Museum
August 2017 –Feature – Abandoned Hong Kong
August 2017 – Bar Review – Jaspas
August 2017 – Feature – Immigration in Vietnam
August 2017- Feature – The Bitcoin Cafe
August 2017 – Feature -The Rise of eSports in Vietnam
August 2017-Interview– Tran Anh Tru, Replica Art and Saigon’s Master Copycat
July 2017 – Feature – The Hanoi to Saigon ‘Brain Drain’.
July 2017 – Feature– First Aid App for Vietnamese Speakers
July 2017 –Interview– Pietro Porro, from Italy to Vietnam via Vespa
July 2017 –Interview– My Kim, an evening with The Fire Eater
July 2017 –Feature– Fashioning the Past: Recreating the colourful clothing of the Nguyen Dynasty.
June 2017 –Feature– Life’s a Bubble: the rise of bubble tea in Vietnam.
May 2017 – Bar Review – BMV
May 2017 – Feature-Language Apps for Learning Vietnamese
May 2017 –Interview- Ms Lieu, Mama Squirrel
May 2017 –Feature– Musical Tastes in Vietnam from 1997-2017, from Lam Truong to Son Tung MT-P
March 2017 – Bar Stool – East West Brewing Co.
February 2017 –Feature– The Abandoned Water Park
February 2017 –Interview- Arnaud Foucard, professional photographer
February 2017 –Bar Review– The Majestic
February 2017 –Feature-The Last Train Driver
January 2017 –Bar Review– Envy
January 2017 –Restaurant Review– JJs Fish and Chips
January 2017 –Feature– Professional wrestling in Vietnam
December 2016 –Interview– Many Faces of Vietnam – Gonzalo Marronkle
December 2016 – Bar Review – The Gin House
December 2016 –Feature– Michael Herr obituary

 

Contact me

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You can also find me on twitter @tbarrettwrites

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