2009 Journalism prize long list

Michela Wrong


Shortlisted for work published by the New Statesman, Financial Times and Slate. Michela Wrong has spent 13 years reporting on the African continent. All three of her non-fiction books, In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz (about the Congolese dictator Mobutu), I Didn’t Do It for You (about the Red Sea nation of Eritrea) and It’s Our Turn to Eat (about Kenyan whistle-blower John Githongo) have been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize.

Submitted articles

Other links

  • Michela Wrong, Lord Ashdown, Peter Beaumont and David Loyn, ‘Is journalism failing failing states?’, Orwell Prize Launch Debate 2009
  • Michela Wrong on Journalisted