Sonali Prasad is an award-winning Indian writer, artist, and journalist. Her current compositions examine social and environmental conditions through related language use. What soundings and textures are easily recognized, how those can be given new properties, and what routes can be set anew. She experiments with form and has used traditional and creative media practices, including longform reporting, poetry, data, documentary, installations, and visual art. Her journalism work has been published in outlets such as The Guardian, The Washington Post, Hakai Magazine, Mongabay, Quartz, and Esquire Singapore.
She was awarded the Logan Science Journalism Fellowship at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, for May 2022 and the Jan Michalski Writing Residency in Montricher, Switzerland, for July-August 2022. In addition, she was a 2021 TED fellow and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2019-20. She is also a former Google News Lab Fellow and Pulitzer Traveling Fellow. Her team’s investigative work on foreign fossil fuel investments made under the Obama administration was awarded an ‘Honorable Mention’ in the Outstanding Explanatory Reporting category at the Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Awards in 2017.