Nischinta "Nish" Amarnath is an American journalist, speaker, social justice advocate, singer-song-writer, poet, and an author of three books: The Voyage to Excellence, Citi and its Scuffle with the Watchdogs and Victims For Sale. Her bestselling psychological thriller and suspense novel, Victims For Sale, released worldwide by HarperCollins in 2018, was nominated for the Bombay Film Festival Word-to-Screen Awards, critically reviewed as reminiscent of a David Fincher movie and likened to the prose of Megan Abbott. Nish has shared her voice at various forums including U.S. State Department affiliates, British Council outposts, the United Nations and Algonkian NYC’s prestigious New York Pitch Conference, pegged by Writer’s Mag as one of the top ten literary conferences in North America. Nish has been working under the guidance of NYC-based Writers House founder and literary agent, Albert Zuckerman, who groomed and launched various bestselling novelists including Ken Follett, Nora Roberts and Olivia Goldsmith. Incarnation, which is a self-initiated musical composition for her upcoming novel saw a U.S. premier in New York’s Ripley Grier Studios in March 2019. Nish is a Contributing Editor at the Big Thrill Magazine. Nish, who had a near-death experience at the age of 10, infuses her fiction work with elements of magic and mysticism in ordinary and starkly real settings. She has campaigned for the cause of Type-1 diabetes and creative learning as well as issues related to corruption, media ethics, differently-abled individuals, people of color, human trafficking, sexual harassment and soaring U.S. drug prices.
As a journalist, Nish has written for Dow Jones/ The Wall Street Journal [Pro] and was recognized by an external fifty-member committee as an Outstanding Reporter as part of the AMMYs Awards across North America in 2017. She was previously Managing Editor at one of Europe’s most prolific magazine publishing groups and a public diplomacy head for the UK Government’s GREAT program in her capacity as an Associate Director at a multinational consulting group. Her articles have also appeared in TheStreet.com, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance, Newsweek (now International Business Times) and India Today, among others. Nish completed her Bachelors in Economics with Distinction from Stella Maris College, winning the ‘College Achiever Award’ for her academic performance. She holds post-graduate degrees in media communications and business journalism from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Columbia University, where she was a Margot Naylor Scholar and a James W. Robins Reporting Fellow, respectively.
Nish is a member of International Thriller Writers, Romance Writers of America, New York Writers Workshop, Society for American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), South Asian Journalists Association and the International High IQ Society. She enjoys singing, painting, reading, swimming, traveling, driving, cooking and wine-tasting. She is crazy about cats. A former Londoner, she lives and writes in New York City.