Charlene Smith is a multi-award winning writer, writing teacher, and documentary film maker. Authorized biographer for Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela, she has worked for the Los Angeles Times, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and CBS 60 Minutes among others. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Awards and Recognition

  • • Goddard Alumni Arts Award (2015) • Sri Chinmoy Peace Torchbearer Award, Arlington MA (2014) • Prix Italia – Documentary HIV and AIDS. • CBS Documentary on Nelson Mandela, 12 international awards. • Distinguished Work Media and Human Rights, SA Women Abroad, Toronto, Canada. • Winner: Harvard Bookstore Essay Writing Contest for New England Essays (2012). • Mondi Award: Best Feature Writer. • Courageous Journalism, Rhodes University. • Features Award, CNN Journalist of the Year. • Person of the Year, Mail and Guardian Newspaper. • Woman of the Year: Media and Communications, South African Broadcasting Corporation.