Born and brought up in Kolkata, Anita Agnihotri loves travelling, meeting people and exploring the India wrapped up in silence and torn in conflict. She has authored over 30 books. Though short stories are closest to her heart, she has experimented with all genres of fictions – novels, essays, journals, stories for children and poetry. Forest Interludes, a collection of her journals and short stories, has been selected for international language translation by the Indian Literature Abroad project and has been translated into English and Swedish. Her collection of short stories, “17” won the Economist Crossword Translation Award for 2011.