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Janice Pariat is the author of the short-story collection Boats on Land, the novel Seahorse, and the novella The Nine-Chambered Heart (HarperCollins India, 2017; HarperCollins UK, 2018), which is being translated for publication into six languages. She was awarded the Young Writer Award from the Sahitya Akademi and the 2013 Crossword Book Award for Fiction. She studied English literature at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and art history at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Her work—including art reviews, book reviews, fiction, and poetry—has featured in a wide selection of national magazines and newspapers. In 2014, she was the Charles Wallace Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Kent, UK. Currently, she lives in New Delhi with a cat of many names.