Angela Saini is an award-winning independent journalist based in London, and the author of Geek Nation, a journey through India, to find out whether the country is set to become the world’s next scientific superpower. The book was published by Hodder & Stoughton in Europe on 3rd March 2011 and by Hachette India in April 2011, where it has already reached number one in the non fiction list.
Her work focuses on science, technology and their impact on society. Angela’s writing has been published in New Scientist, Science, Wired and The Economist, and she’s a regular reporter on BBC radio science shows, including Digital Planet.
Angela was shortlisted for the best feature award from the Association of British Science Writers in 2010 and named European Junior Science Writer of the Year by the Euroscience Foundation in 2009. Before going freelance, she was a reporter for BBC News in London, where her investigation into bogus universities won the Prix Circom Award for European television journalism.
She started out as a newspaper journalist in New Delhi before joining ITN in London on its prestigious News Trainee scheme. Her undergraduate degree was a Masters in Engineering from Oxford University and she has a second Masters in Science and Security from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London.
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