Githa Hariharan is an Indian author and editor who has lived and worked in several places around the world. Her first novel, The Thousand Faces of Night, won the 1992 Commonwealth Writers Prize. Since then, she has published many items including the short story collection, The Art of Dying, the novels, The Ghosts of Vasu Master, When Dreams Travel, In Times of Siege, Fugitive Histories, and the collection of essays, Almost Home: Cities and Other Places. She has also edited A Southern Harvest, a volume of stories in English translation from four major South Indian languages, and, with co-editor Shama Futehally, the collection of stories for children titled, Sorry, Best Friend! Three of her novels have been nominated for major awards, including the Booker Prize, and In Times of Siege, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Hariharan’s work has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Urdu, and Malayalam, and her work is frequently included in anthologies.