Amy Yee (2019) is an award-winning journalist, writer and poet. She writes for The New York Times, NPR, The Economist and others, and is a former staffer for the Financial Times in New York and India.
Since 2016 she has worked in 11 countries across Africa, following seven years in India and six months in Bangladesh. Amy’s essays were published in the Best American Essays 2017, 2016 and 2015. She has won the United Nations Correspondents Association awards three times for reporting about climate change; the South Asian Journalists Association award four times (and was a finalist seven times); and the Association of Healthcare Journalists award for pieces about preventing deaths of children in Bangladesh and India.
She was a fellow at the MacDowell Colony in the winter of 2019 and a 2014 Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University, where she earned a master’s degree. She has received grants from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, Solutions Journalism Network and the McGraw Center at the City University of New York (CUNY).
As a Logan Nonfiction fellow, Amy will finish a book about Tibetan refugees in India and begin a new project about an Iraqi-American family in Detroit with an amazing story.