Nilanjana Roy

Nilanjana Roy spent most of her adult life writing about humans before realizing that animals were much more fun; The Wildings is her first novel. Her column on books and reading for the Business Standard has run for over fifteen years; she also writes for the International Herald Tribune on gender. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including The Caravan, Civil Lines 6, Guernica, The New York Times’ India blog, Outlook and Biblio. Some of her stories for children have been published in Scholastic’s Spooky Stories, Science Fiction Stories and Be Witched. She is the editor of A Matter of Taste: The Penguin Book of Indian Food Writing. At one time, she used to blog as Hurree Babu at Kitabkhana, India’s first literary blog. She lives in Delhi with two cats and her husband, and on Twitter at twitter.com/nilanjanaroy.

Favourite works

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Archy and Mehitabel, Flannery O’Connor’s Collected Stories, Watership DownWind in the WillowsPather Panchali, Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber , all of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alice Munro, Szymborska, Graham Greene.Cooking and medieval cookbooks, long road trips, nonsense rhymes, doggerel, word games, yoga, free expression issues, cats.

Interests

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Cooking and medieval cookbooks, long road trips, nonsense rhymes, doggerel, word games, yoga, free expression issues, cats.