Sarah A. Topol’s writing has been published in the Atlantic, Businessweek, EsquireForeign Policy, Fortune, GQ, Harper’s, Matter, Newsweek, the New Republic, the New York Times, Playboy, Popular Science, Politico, and Slateamong others.  

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She 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, as well as a 2013 International Women’s Media Foundation Fellow.

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Since moving to Cairo in 2008, she has reported from Egypt, Libya, Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Niger, NigeriaMorocco, Western Sahara, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Ukraine, Yemen, Israel, Gaza and the West BankSarah has appeared on BBC, CNN and NPR She is currently based in Istanbul. 
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Selected work:
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Tea and a Kidnapping: In the desert with the world’s friendliest hostage-takers (The Atlantic, reprinted in Best American Travel Writing)
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Follow her on twitter: @satopol
 
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