Jahnavi Barua is a writer based in Bangalore. Her first book, Next Door, a collection of short fiction, was published by Penguin India in 2008 to wide critical acclaim. Her second book, Rebirth, was published in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and the Commonwealth Book Prize. She was awarded the Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship for Creative Writing and her books are on the syllabi of universities such as Jamia Millia Islamia and Mysore University. She is currently working on her third book.