Sindya Bhanoo is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers where she was a finalist for the Keene Prize for Literature in 2018 and 2019. She is the winner of the DISQUIET Literary Prize and was a Rona Jaffe-Bread Loaf Scholar.

She 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.

Her reporting has received support and recognition from numerous organizations, including 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. 

She lives in Austin, Texas.