Janice Pariat is the author of Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories, Seahorse: A Novel, and The Nine-Chambered Heart, best-selling in India, which has also been published in ten languages including Italian, Spanish, French and German. She was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar and the Crossword Book Award for Fiction in 2013. Her work – including art reviews, book reviews, fiction and poetry – has featured in a wide selection of national magazines and newspapers. In 2014, she was the Charles Wallace Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Kent, UK, and most recently, in 2019, a writer-in-residence at the Toji Cultural Foundation, South Korea. Currently, she teaches creative writing and the history of art at Ashoka University and lives in New Delhi, India, with a cat of many names.