Sushi Das is an award-winning journalist and author who holds the position of opinion editor at The Age newspaper. During her 18 years with The Age she has held a variety of roles including columnist, feature writer and news editor. She broke numerous stories about the plight of international students and bogus colleges in Melbourne — an achievement that has been acknowledged by the Indian government.
Her recent book Deranged Marriage (Random House) is a bitter-sweet memoir about growing up in London and avoiding an arranged marriage. It is currently being considered as a literary text for the school curriculum. She is a commentator on radio and TV, and has had many public speaking engagements.
Das was born in India and migrated to Britain with her parents when she was a few months old. Educated and raised in London, she holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Sciences. After moving to Australia in 1991 she began her career as a news reporter at Australian Associated Press. Her work has been recognised with two Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards, including Best Columnist (2006). She lives in Melbourne and has a seven-year-old daughter.