Jahnavi Barua

Jahnavi Barua is an author based in Bangalore. Published Next Door (Penguin) to wide critical acclaim and Rebirth (Penguin) and is currently working on a new novel. Rebirth was shortlisted for Man Asian Literary prize and Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Her short fiction has been anthologized widely and she writes for various newspapers nationally. Her books and short stories are on the syllabi of universities such as Mysore University, Jamia Millia Islamia and Chennai. Awards: Frank O’Connor Award for short fiction (Longlisted); Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Shortlisted); Man Asian Literary prize (Shortlisted); Charles Wallace Trust Fellow for Creative Fiction; Prag Prerona Award for Women Achiever