Nidhi Pugalia joined Viking Penguin in 2019, after beginning her editorial career at Grand Central Publishing. She assists Andrea Schulz on fiction and nonfiction. In fiction, she is drawn to lyrical writing in the science fiction/fantasy, magical realism, or speculative spaces, as well as to complex and propulsive mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. She is also looking for narrative nonfiction from smart, passionate writers who offer a fresh or niche perspective. In all areas she’s especially looking to fill her list with books that celebrate BIPOC cultures and perspectives. More details can be found on her Manuscript Wish List (MSWL) page. Among the authors she has worked with are Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Sahaj Kaur Kohli, Tana French, Chanel Miller, Tracy Chevalier, Timothy Egan, Robert Greene, Colin Dickey, Charlotte Alter, Jessica Goudeau, David Baldacci, Sara Blaedel, Flea, Abbi Jacobson, and more.