US-based Mantra Roy has joined Kitaab as our first Non-fiction Editor. Mantra studied English at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and obtained a doctorate in English from University of South Florida.
Mantra’s earliest memories of enjoying literature go back to skipping Math lessons and digging deep into ‘story books’ in grade two. She followed her love for literature and got her PhD in English. After teaching for a while, Mantra moved onto other platforms of writing to reach winder audiences. In her Nonfiction Writing Certificate course (University of Washington, Seattle), she recognized the nuances of researched writing that is way different from academic publication. Today, between her focus on education, information literacy, and international development, Mantra reads, writes, and then reads some more. She loves to travel, paint, and enjoy good food with family and friends. She lives in Seattle with her husband.