Credit: Brian Birzer

Sindya Bhanoo’s debut short story collection, Seeking Fortune Elsewhere, is forthcoming in 2022 (Catapult). Her fiction has appeared in GrantaNew England ReviewGlimmer Train, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an O. Henry Award, the Disquiet Literary Prize and scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers conferences.

A longtime newspaper reporter, Sindya has worked as a reporter for The New York Times and The Washington Post, where she is still a frequent contributor. She was most recently 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, Kaiser Family Foundation and the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT.

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

She lives in Austin, Texas.