Monica Arora, who is based in New Delhi, has joined Kitaab as Book Review Editor. A graduate of Lady Shri Ram College (University of Delhi), Arora has worked with Roli Books in the past and presently edits two bi-monthly magazines. She also edits both fiction and coffee-table books for Fingerprint Publishing, Prakash Books, besides editing fiction and non-fiction titles for Purple Folio, a literary agency as well as coffee table books for IIME, Jaipur.
“Nitpicky with a borderline OCD for tidiness, editing is but an extension of my personality,” she said when asked to describe herself. “Having dabbled in myriad genres of the written word for more than a decade, spanning fiction, non-fiction, coffee table illustrated books, brochures, newsletters, et al there is still much to be read, imbibed, researched, written, reviewed and edited. Fetishes: running at dawn, yoga and the desire to watch almost every movie within the first day of release. Pet peeves: pretentiousness in all its 50 shades…”