Sarah A. Topol’s writing has been published in the Atlantic, Businessweek, Esquire, Foreign Policy, Fortune, GQ, Harper’s, Matter, Newsweek, the New Republic, the New York Times, Playboy, Popular Science, Politico, and Slate, among others.
Sarah won the 2012 Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism for her coverage of the civil war in Libya. Her trip to meet the Bedouin tribesmen who kidnap foreign tourists in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula is featured in Best American Travel Writing 2013. She was a 2013 Nation Institute Investigative Fund grantee for work in the Sahel, a 2013 International Women’s Media Foundation Fellow, as well as a 2014 Pulitzer Center grantee for work in Ukraine.
Since moving to Cairo in 2008, Sarah has reported from Egypt, Libya, Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Niger, Nigeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Poland, Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. She has appeared on BBC, CNN and NPR. Sarah is currently based in Istanbul.
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