Named one of "The World's 30 Most Influential Female Travellers" in 2018 by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine, Noo Saro-Wiwa has contributed articles to The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Times Literary Supplement, City AM, Prospect magazine and The New York Times, as well as travel guides for Lonely Planet and Rough Guide. In 2018 she was among the judges for the Jhalak Prize for literature.
Noo's first book, Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria, published by Granta in 2012, was selected as a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and The Sunday Times Travel Book of the Year. As well as being nominated by The Financial Times as one of 2012's best travel books, The Guardian newspaper included Looking for Transwonderland among its 10 Best Contemporary Books on Africa that year. In 2013 it was shortlisted for the Author’s Club Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award.
Noo was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, raised in England, and attended King's College London and Columbia University in New York. She now lives in London.