Rod Nordland is the international correspondent at large and Kabul bureau chief for The New York Times. He has worked as a reporter in more than 150 countries, and has been variously posted in Bangkok, Beirut, Baghdad, Cairo, Rome, Sarajevo, San Salvador, Islamabad, London and Kabul, among other places. He has worked for The Times in the Middle East, Europe and South Asia.
Mr. Nordland came to The Times in 2009 from Newsweek, where he was the magazine's chief foreign correspondent, based in London. During three decades abroad, he has covered every war that involved Americans, and several that did not. He began his foreign reporting career for his hometown paper, The Philadelphia Inquirer, covering the Far East and Central America. He is a native of Philadelphia, where he has a large extended family, and his immediate family lives in England.
His honors have included a share of a Pulitzer Prize for news, and he was also the finalist for a Pulitzer in international reporting; two George Polk awards; several Overseas Press Club awards and a score of others, including the 2013 Heywood Broun award.
A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, he was also a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He is the 2016 recipient of the Signet Medal from the Signet literary society at Harvard University, awarded for distinguished contributions to the arts. Past recipients of the medal have included Norman Mailer, Seamus Heaney, Walter Isaacson, and T.S. Elliott.
Mr. Nordland is the author of non-fiction book THE LOVERS, Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing, published by Ecco/HarperCollins in the United States and by Hodder & Stoughton/ Hachette books in Britain, both in late January 2016. The book will also be published in more than a dozen foreign countries, and is an international best seller.