If like me, you’ve been an avid reader of the Financial Times in the last decade, you will certainly have encountered Michaela Wrong’s writing from the wide-ranging articles on Africa that she’s done for the paper over the years.
Like many international journalists, Michaela Wrong got her start in the field, working for the Reuters news agency in the early 1980s, mostly as a foreign correspondent.
In the mid-1990s, she moved to Africa, where over several years, she reported on the region for various international media, notably the Financial Times.
Her first book, “In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz” published in 2001, received a PEN Prize for nonfiction.
According to her official Website, Michela Wrong’s non-fiction books on contemporary Africa, ” aim to be accessible to both members of the general public and experts in the field. They have become a must-read for diplomats, aid officials, journalists and strategists based on the continent and regularly feature on the “required reading” lists of International Relations and African Studies courses at university.”
Wrong currently lives in London.
Sources: Wikipedia, Author’s Website, Publisher’s Website
Author’s Website: http://www.michelawrong.com/intro.html
Publisher’s Website: http://www.harpercollins.com/author/microsite/index.aspx?authorid=20651
Selected Books by Michaela Wrong
In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz (2001)
I Didn’t Do It for You (2005)
It’s Our Turn to Eat (2009)