Rijula Das's debut novel A Death in Shonagachhi will be published in December 2019 by Picador India. She is a recipient of 2019 Micheal King Writer's Centre Residency in Auckland and the 2016 Dastaan Award for her short story Notes From A Passing. Her English translation of Nabarun Bhattacharya's novel Kangal Malshat is forthcoming from Seagull Books in Fall of 2020. Her short fiction has appeared in Newsroom and The Hindu. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing, and lives and works in New Zealand.