Pranay Lal(2022)

Pranay Lal is a biochemist who works for a non-profit organisation on public health. He has been a caricaturist for newspapers, an animator for an advertising agency, and an environmental campaigner. His first book, Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent, won the best non-fiction debut award at the Tata Lit Fest in 2017, among others. His most recent book, Invisible Empire: The Natural History of Viruses, was released in November 2021.