Arundhati Venkatesh

Arundhati Venkatesh is one of India’s most-loved children’s authors. She writes about football fans and lunchbox looters, tooth troubles and lie detectors, snoring giants and book-eating monsters. Among her books is the bestselling ‘Bookasura’, which won the Comic Con 2015 Best Publication for Children Award, is on Amazon’s “100 Children’s Books to Read in a Lifetime” and on the Crossword Book Award 2016 shortlist. Her books in the Petu Pumpkin series – ‘Petu Pumpkin: Tiffin Thief’ and ‘Petu Pumpkin: Tooth Troubles’ – have won national and international awards, and been on Flipkart’s #1 and #3 positions for children. Her latest book, ‘Petu Pumpkin: Cheater Peter’, is possibly her funniest. More at