Angela Robson

 

 

...is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and film-maker.

 

As a foreign correspondent for the BBC, Le Monde Diplomatique, Aljazeera and The Guardian, she has reported from over fifty countries.

 

Angela’s love of writing and journalism began when she found herself in Sierra Leone during the beginning of the civil war in 1986. Her feature made the front cover and a centre spread of The Independent. This was the trigger she needed to leave her then position with a major human rights organisation and embrace the world of writing and journalism full-time.

 

Her awards since include the European Commission's Natali Lorenzo Prize (first prize for Europe) for her article, 'Sierra Leone: Revenge and Reconciliation' and the Guardian International Development Journalism Prize for a series of reports about sexual violence in Haiti. Her documentary about deforestation and land-grabs in Ghana was runner-up winner for the British Media and Environment Award.

 

Angela holds a Master's degree in English from the University of Toronto, Canada, and a BA Hons. in English Literature from the University of York.

 

She is currently working on her first novel, Aftershocks, set in Haiti.