“A warlord, a novelist, a diplomat, a centenarian and other exceptional women our overseas correspondents wrote about in 2017. . . . Since its inception in 2002, the Saturday Profile has aimed to bring to readers of The New York Times people around the world they probably have never heard of, but who have led interesting lives and done extraordinary things, or perhaps recently gone through a remarkable experience. The people we look for usually do not run countries, or headline blockbuster movies, or write best sellers. We leave those to the appropriate sections of the newspaper. Our subjects are more likely to have just emerged from prison, or written their 1,574th novel.” The article links to the March 2nd profile featured in The New York Times earlier in the year.