Madhumita Murgia is 33 years old and the Tech correspondent for the Financial Times. Raised in Mumbai, she studied biology at Oxford before joining the Oxford team working on an AIDS vaccine, and then moved into writing by way of a science journalism MA at New York University and a first job at WIRED magazine. She joined the Financial Times five years ago where, alongside breaking front-page stories, she’s focused on the human impact of emerging trends in technology.
Madhu won the prestigious Stern-Bryan Fellowship in 2017, instituted by literary agent Felicity Bryan and the Washington Post. She was highly commended at the UK Press Awards in 2019 for a piece on surveillance via facial recognition at London Kings Cross, and she has been shortlisted twice in the past two years for the Technology Journalist of the Year.
Her first book, CODE-DEPENDENT, examining the ways algorithms are silently infiltrating all aspects of society and impacting lives around the world, will be published in the UK by Picador.
Agent: Patrick Walsh