Saumya Roy is the author of Castaway Mountain / Mountain Tales a narrative nonfiction book about the landfill of Mumbai and the waste pickers who live off it. The book, released in 2021, was among NPR, Washington Independent Review, Telegraph India and GQ India’s best books the year. It is being translated into simple and complex Chinese as well as Japanese. She is also a co-founder of Vandana Foundation, which supports the livelihoods of micro entrepreneurs and has taught at Mumbai University and the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. While at the Dora Maar House, she will be working on magazine articles related to climate change, pollution, and their impact on the most vulnerable people.