Snigdha Poonam is the author of Dreamers: How Young Indians Are Changing Their World, a book of creative nonfiction that has been globally distributed, widely reviewed, and optioned for film and television. The book won 2018’s Crossword Award for nonfiction and was longlisted in 2019 for PEN America Literary Awards. Her articles and essays have appeared in Scroll, The Times of India, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Granta, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and The Financial Times.
While at MacDowell, she finished the last chapter of her second book, The Scammers, a work of narrative nonfiction that explores news forms of corruption in India’s political economy. The book will be published by the Penguin Random House India in 2023.