Katya Cengel

Katya Cengel has written for the New York Times Magazine and the Wall Street Journal among other publications. Her third book, From Chernobyl with Love: Reporting from the Ruins of the Soviet Union, was awarded an Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) and a Foreword INDIES in 2020. Her second 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 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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