Douglas Rogers


Douglas Rogers is an award-winning author, travel writer and journalist with 20 years’ experience writing for the world’s leading magazines and newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Condé Nast Traveler, The Guardian, the Daily Telegraph and
the Times of London.


Born and raised in Zimbabwe, he has lived in Johannesburg, London, New York and Washington D.C, and has reported from more than 50 countries on topics as diverse as the diamond trade in Africa, the movie stars of Bollywood, and the restaurants of New Orleans.


He is the author of the acclaimed memoir: The Last Resort: A Memoir of Mischief and Mayhem on a Family Farm in Africa, (Crown/Random House), finalist for the prestigious Dolman Travel Book of the Year. The New York Times wrote: “This vibrant, tragic and surprisingly funny book is the best account yet of ordinary life – for blacks and whites – to have come out of the Mugabe dictatorship.” It was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.


Rogers ghost wrote The Lion Awakes: Adventures in Africa’s Economic Miracle by Ashish Thakkar (St Martin’s Press, 2015), the story of Africa’s youngest billionaire, and his insights into the continent’s astonishing economic growth.


Rogers has won many awards, including a 2016 Silver Award from the North American Association of Travel Journalists for a feature on Mozambique; Best National Feature Writer at the 2013 Visit USA Awards in London; and the 2010 Travel Book of the Year from the British Guild of Travel Writers.



Some Favorite Books:

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning - Laurie Lee

Our Man in Havana - Graham Greene

Speak Memory - Vladimir Nabokov

Chronicles - Bob Dylan

Harare North - Brian Chikwava

My Traitor's Heart - Rian Malan

Black Rednecks and White Liberals - Thomas Sowell