Shovon Chowdhury is a slightly disturbed Delhi-based writer. His blog, India Update, has horrified over 200,000 people. He is the creator of The Trilokpuri Incident, which is trying to understand an event that no one can remember. He is also the entire reporting staff of The Investigator, which digs for the truth, so you don’t have to. He has recently edited the Secret Diaries of Manmohan Singh, Aged 81 3/4th. He is an alarmingly frequent contributor to Scroll.in, Swarajya, Newslaundry, the Daily O, BLink, Tehelka, and Outlook.
His first novel, The Competent Authority was a finalist for the Hindu Literary Prize 2014, Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2014, Tata Literature Live! First Book Award 2013. It has also been the subject of two PhD theses, one creative writing course, and several unauthorized theatrical adaptations, against which he was unable to lodge FIRs due to lack of funds.