Puja Changoiwala is a Mumbai-based independent journalist, and author of the critically-acclaimed true crime book, ‘The Front Page Murders: Inside the Serial Killings that Shocked India.’ This book, Puja’s debut work as an author, is recipient of unanimous ovation from the most reputed quarters of the country.
As a journalist, Puja contributes to some of the most esteemed news publications in India, UK, China, and North America. She writes about the intersections of gender, human rights, crime, development and social justice in India. Her writings have featured across the likes of The Guardian, BBC, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Pacific Standard, South China Morning Post, The Hindu, Mint, Deccan Chronicle, The Wire, Mirror, and VICE, among many others.
Previously a correspondent with a London-based human rights magazine, Puja has also worked as a senior crime reporter with Hindustan Times, India’s second largest English daily. Here, she won eight in-house awards for her outstanding journalism, covering Mumbai’s sins and their casualties.
Puja holds an MA in Journalism from University of Westminster, London, and is also the recipient of Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award, 2018, and Lit-o-fest First Book Award, 2017. She has recently been shortlisted for the International Young Author Awards, UAE, and the Westminster Alumni Awards – Outstanding Achievement.