Ben Faccini
Freelance
Ben Faccini is a novelist and writer. From 2008 to 2010, he helped run the My Life Is a Story campaign for UNESCO to raise awareness about street children. He edited Outsiders (2013), a collection by Italian authors.

Written by Ben Faccini

Found in translation; a girl writes on the blackboard “C’est la rentrée”. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty

Essay/
Language and linguistics
Speaking in tongues

In a world that converses only in English, we’ll talk only of banal things: that’s why I want my children to be bilingual

Ben Faccini

Munkhbat and Altangeret have lived down this manhole in Unur district of Ulaanbaatar for three years. The search for food and warmth rules their lives, as temperatures drop to -40C. Photo by Richard Wainwright

Essay/
Ethics
Survivors

Filthy and violent it may be, but life is still precious for the world’s street children. Can you look them in the eye?

Ben Faccini