Edna Fernandes is a British Indian journalist who was born in Nairobi and grew up in London. She is a Special Correspondent for the Mail on Sunday newspaper, writing international reportage features, and she also writes for History Today. A former foreign correspondent for the Financial Times and political correspondent for Reuters in London, her articles have been reproduced in newspapers around the world.
Her first book Holy Warriors: A Journey into the Heart of Indian Fundamentalism was shortlisted for the UK’s 2008 Index on Censorship TR Fyvel prize and nominated for India’s Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Best Book Award. Fernandes’ new book, The Last Jews of Kerala, was shortlisted for India’s 2009 Vodafone Crossword Literary prize. It is also a Sunday Times Travel Book of the Year. www.ednafernandes.com