Tishani Doshi was born in Chennai. She is an award-winning poet, journalist, essayist and novelist. Doshi has published eight books of fiction and poetry. Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award 2018 and most recently Small Days and Nights (2019), the story of a woman caught in a moment of transformation, and the sacrifices we make to forge lives that have meaning. She is the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award for Poetry, winner of the All-India Poetry Competition, and her first book, Countries of the Body, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2006. Her debut novel, The Pleasure Seekers, was shortlisted for the Hindu Literary Prize and longlisted for the Orange Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Doshi is also a professional dancer with the Chandralekha Troupe. Her latest publication is Small Days and Nights (2019).