Katya Cengel

Katya Cengel’s From Chernobyl with Love: Reporting from the Ruins of the Soviet Union received an Independent Publisher Book Award and a Foreword Indies award in 2020. Her book, Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back, will be featured in a new California State Library curated collection. Cengel has been awarded grants from the International Reporting Project, International Women’s Media Foundation and International Center for Journalists. She has written for the New York Times Magazine and the Wall Street Journal among other publications. She received a Green Eyeshade award for feature writing and her article “My brother’s killer is now my friend” was named one of BBC’s “Best big reads of 2017”.


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