Erik Halberg

Freelance Writer/Journalist

Location icon United States of America

Erik is an independent writer of fiction and aspiring journalist. A 2016 graduate of Vassar College with a major in English and minors in History and Greek and Roman Studies, Erik recently received an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Essex in Colchester, England.

Writing for local and online papers, Erik has covered a range of topics, from international politics to local interest pieces. As a fiction writer, Erik is currently working on his debut novel, a work of satirical fantasy.

Erik is currently based in Newark, Delaware.

Portfolio
WhoWhatWhy
08/28/2018
District Court Rules Against North Carolina Gerrymandering - WhoWhatWhy

With the 2018 midterm elections right around the corner, a North Carolina district court ruled Monday that the state's current congressional district lines are the result of an unconstitutional gerrymander. While the implications of the court's decision remain unclear, the result could be as drastic as a redrawing of North Carolina election districts before the November ballot.

The Borgen Project
11/30/2017
Drought Affecting Water Quality in Somalia | The Borgen Project

For a country whose entire eastern border is an ocean, water quality in Somalia is a longstanding worry for the nation's citizens. According to UNICEF Somalia's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) studies, of the nearly 15 million people living in Somalia, only 45 percent of them have access to clean water.

Newark Post
08/31/2017
Holy Angels festival celebrates diversity through food

The St. John's and Holy Angels parish communities came together Sunday to celebrate their diversity in a rather delicious way - by sponsoring an international food festival. Held at Holy Angels Church on Possum Park Road for the past seven years, the festival featured food and drinks from more than 20 countries, cooked and served by members of the community whose heritage comes from those countries.