Sarah A. Topol


Sarah Topol is a writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine. For over a decade, she has reported from more than three dozen countries in the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, Asia, and Africa. Her story about a young Uyghur woman trying to free her parents from the Xinjiang concentration camps won the 2021 Overseas Press Club Ed Cunningham Award for best magazine feature and was a finalist for the 2021 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma.

Her piece about the Rohingya genocide won the 2020 National Magazine Award for feature writing and appears in The Best American Magazine Writing 2020. Her article about Nigerian boys abducted and forced to fight for Boko Haram received a citation from the Overseas Press Club for best international reporting on human rights. It was also a finalist for the 2018 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma.

She won the 2012 Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism for her coverage of the civil war in Libya for GQ.