About Me

James McGirk at Disneyland

James McGirk was born in London and grew up in Madrid and New Delhi. He writes books, articles and creates micro-documentaries about emerging technology, finance, development and globalization. For five years he taught creative writing in rural Oklahoma; these days he lives a little closer to the Pacific Ocean in Santa Cruz, California.

James holds an MFA and a BA in Writing from Columbia University. His work has appeared in TIME, WIRED, Amazon Kindle Singles, The Chronicle of Higher Education,  Oxford American (online), The Paris Review (online), This Land Press, Oklahoma Today, Art Focus Oklahoma, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast and other publications. See ‘publications‘ for details or his Amazon Author Page.

His artwork (photography) has been recognized by The Oklahoman as part of its 2017 “Art of the Year.” and as an Art 365 Artist from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition; it has appeared in museums and galleries all over the Midwest. In 2016, he won “first place, general writing” from the Oklahoma chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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