Arefa Tehsin is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books and contributes to various publications like The Indian Express, The Hindu, Deccan Herald, Scroll.in and Outlook Money. Her picture book The Elephant Bird was read at 3200+ locations in India from the slums to the Presidential library on the International Literacy Day, 2016 and translated in more than 40 languages. Her books have been shortlisted for awards like FICCI Best Book of the Year Award, NEEV Book Award and The Hindu-Goodbooks Best Author Award. Arefa spent her childhood treading jungles with her naturalist father Raza Tehsin, exploring caves and chasing snakes. She was appointed the Honorary Wildlife Warden of Udaipur and has pursued nature conservation through her writings.