Nolen wins PEN Courage award

Globe and Mail Africa correspondent Stephanie Nolen won the 2007 PEN Canada Paul Kidd Courage Prize, for her coverage of the AIDS crisis in Africa. (Nolen’s 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa is also on the short list for the 2007 Governor General’s literary award.)

“By staking out the HIV/AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa as her beat, Nolen has put herself in the midst of unspeakable human tragedy, day after day, month after month, and year after year,” said PEN Canada.

Here’s a (surprisingly brief) story in the Globe and Mail.

A CBC story about the award is here.