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Meera Subramanian is a US-based freelance journalist.

Meera Subramanian is a US-based freelance journalist whose work has been published in the New York Times, Nature, Virginia Quarterly Review, Orion, Wall Street Journal, and other national and international publications. Her first book is A River Runs Again: India's Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka, published by PublicAffairs in 2015,which Kirkus Reviews called, “right thinking and accusatory in all the right places.” She earned an MA in Journalism from New York University, and her writing on the disappearance of India’s vultures received both the Staige D. Blackford Prize for Nonfiction and first place for outstanding feature story from the Society of Environmental Journalists Awards for Reporting on the Environment. She is also an editor of Killing the Buddha, an online literary magazine about religion, culture, and politics, and her essays have been anthologized in Best American Science and Nature Writing;  Believer, Beware: First-Person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith as well as multiple editions of The Best Women’s Travel Writing. Meera received a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship and a grant from the Fund for Environmental Journalism to support reporting for A River Runs Again. Find her at and @meeratweets. 

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