Credit: Brian Birzer

Sindya Bhanoo has worked as a reporter for The New York Times, where she was the longtime Observatory columnist, and The Washington Post, where she is still a frequent contributor. She is currently a Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow at the University of Michigan.

Her reporting has received support and recognition from numerous organizations, including the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, The New York Press Club, the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, the Asian American Journalists Association, Kaiser Family Foundation and the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT.

Her short story collection is forthcoming from Catapult (2022) and her fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, Granta, the New England Review and elsewhere. Her fiction has won her an O. Henry Award, the DISQUIET Literary Prize and support from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ conferences.

Sindya is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, the Michener Center for Writers, and Carnegie Mellon University.