Avni Doshi was born in New Jersey in 1982. She studied Art History at Barnard College, and completed her MA in the History of Art at University College London. Before writing fiction, Avni worked as a curator and art critic with a specialization in contemporary art from South Asia. She has been awarded the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize and a Charles Pick Fellowship at the University of East Anglia based on her manuscript Girl in White Cotton. Her writing has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar India, Art Asia Pacific and Frieze. Avni lives in Dubai with her family.