December 5, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

“I didn’t know anything about writing. But since you can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water, I dove in.”- Priya Hajela (Indian Author)

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Team Kitaab is in conversation with Indian author Priya Hajela as a part of the South Asian Women Writers Feature.

For the whole of March, we will be featuring South Asian Women Writers on Kitaab for the whole of March. You can read the editor’s note to know more about this.

Today, we are featuring Indian author Priya Hajela. Priya is a fiction writer living in Pune with her husband and two dogs. Her two children are 19 and 24 and are studying in the US. Writing is a second career for her. She graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Vermont in 2017. Prior to taking to writing, she worked in a variety of telecom and IT organizations in senior marketing and business development roles.

One of her short stories, An Affair, has been published in an online journal called Indian Ruminations. A second short story, The Tattoo Artist, was recently published in Live Encounters. A third short story, ‘Daughters’ Revenge’ recently appeared in Kitaab. Her first novel, Ladies Tailor, was published by Harper Collins India in 2022.

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