Nilanjana Roy spent most of her adult life writing about humans before realizing that animals were much more fun; The Wildings is her first novel.
Her column on books and reading for the Business Standard has run for over 15 years; she also writes for the International Herald Tribune on gender. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Caravan, Civil Lines 6,Guernica, the New York Times’ India blog, Outlook and Biblio. Some of her stories for children have been published in Scholastic’sSpooky Stories, & Science Fiction Stories and BeWitched. She is the editor of A Matter of Taste: The Penguin Book of Indian Food Writing. At one time, she used to blog as Hurree Babu at Kitabkhana, India’s first litblog; and some of her writing is available at Akhond of Swat (http://akhondofswat.blogspot.com).
Nilanjana Roy lives in Delhi with two cats and her husband, and on Twitter at twitter.com/nilanjanaroy.