Kyra Dupont Troubetzkoy
Kyra Dupont Troubetzkoy is a French-Swiss journalist and writer based in Dubai. She was born in Geneva in 1971, where she studied International Relations before doing her Master’s degree in International Journalism at City University London.
Interested in both humanitarian and environmental issues, she began volunteering for the UNHCR in Kenya in 1995, for the OSCE in Bosnia in 1996, and briefly for Handicap International in Cambodia. In Phnom Penh, she started working as a reporter before becoming producer for CNBC Asia’s correspondent in Phnom Penh between 1996 and 1998. While in Cambodia she wrote her first feature documentary, Tant qu’il y aura du papier.
Moving to the west, she worked for different media companies in Los Angeles, Paris and Geneva. In 2002, she decided to focus on writing and published her first two table books, Le journal intime de 20 parisiennes and Logomania, a collective work for Les Editions de Paris. In 2003, she became Head of International News at the largest Swiss French Daily, 24 heures, in Lausanne. She published her first novel Petit essai assassin sur la vie conjugale in 2011 (Editions Luce Wilquin). In May 2013 her second novel, Le Hasard a tout prévu, followed.
She is currently working on a project on Emirati Women (http://kyradubai.overblog.com/).