Sarah Wild is an award-winning science journalist. She studied physics, electronics and English literature at Rhodes University in an effort to make herself unemployable. It didn’t work, so she is currency reading for an MSc in bioethics and health law to see if she can truly study herself out of the job market.
She writes about particle physics, cosmology and everything in between. She has worked as science editor at Business Day and the Mail & Guardian. In 2012, she published her first full-length non-fiction book Searching African Skies: The Square Kilometre Array and South Africa’s Quest to Hear the Songs of the Stars, and in 2013 she was named the best science journalist in Africa by Siemens in their 2013 Pan-African Profiles Awards. In 2015, she published her second book Innovation: Shaping South Africa through Science, and won the CNN-Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Award, category: innovation. She was also part of the Mail & Guardian team that in 2015 won the Vodacom Journalist of the Year, category: sustainability.
Wild has written for AfricaCheck, Nature, the Guardian, the Atlantic, City Press, the Financial Mail, Research Africa, Business Day, Undark Magazine, ITWeb, Independent Newspaper titles, and the Mail & Guardian, among others.