Marie Le Conte
Marie Le Conte is a French-Moroccan political journalist based in London. She grew up in Nantes then moved to the UK in 2009 to study journalism at the University of Westminster.
Between 2013 and 2015, she freelanced for a range of publications including the Telegraph and the Mirror, then joined the Evening Standard as a political diarist.
She joined BuzzFeed News in 2016 as media and politics correspondent, where she broke stories including Nigel Farage’s meeting with Julian Assange, and Vote Leave’s donations to Brexit campaigner Darren Grimes.
Since leaving BuzzFeed in 2017, she has written for the New Statesman, Prospect, the Sunday Times, the Guardian and others, and has appeared on the Today programme, Newsnight, BBC News, Daily Politics, Any Questions, and many others.
Her reporting has been cited in the House of Lords, and she was named one of Forbes Europe’s 30 Under 30 in 2018.
She also regularly appears on panels, and has spoken at events at Chatham House, the House of Commons, Sciences Po Paris and the Committee of the Regions in Brussels.
Away from journalism, she wrote a collection of personal essays on race, language and identity in 2016, published by Von Zos, and is an amateur photographer.
Twitter - @youngvulgarian
Represented by: Imogen Pelham
Escape (2022, Bonnier)
Honourable Misfits (2021, John Murray)
Haven't You Heard? (2019, Bonnier)