Stephanie Nolen is a veteran foreign correspondent who has reported from more than 80 countries around the world. She has a particular mandate to cover the impact of the HIV-AIDS pandemic in Africa, but has also reported on issues including the wars in Sudan, the political crisis in Zimbabwe, and the peace process in Sierra Leone.
Her coverage of AIDS in Africa won the 2003 National Newspaper Award for International Reporting, and she won the award again in 2004 for coverage of the aftermath of Rwanda’s genocide – the first back-to-back win in more than 20 years. She was also the recipient of both the 2003 and the 2004 Amnesty International Award for Human Rights Reporting for her work in Africa.
Prior to her posting in Africa, she covered development issues and conflicts, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before joining the Globe in 1998, she was based in the Middle East and wrote for publications including Newsweek and the Independent of London. She is the author of Promised the Moon: the Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race (Penguin, 2002) and Shakespeare’s Face (Random House, 2002). Her forthcoming book on AIDS in Africa, 28, is slated for publication in ten countries.
Ms. Nolen holds a Bachelor of Journalism (Hons) from the University of King's College in Halifax and a Master of Science in development studies from the London School of Economics. She lives in Johannesburg, where she is making slow progress with lessons in Zulu, her fifth language.