Palash Krishna Mehrotra was born in Bombay in 1975. He was educated at St Stephen’s College, Delhi, where he did his BA in philosophy, and won the Radhakrishnan Scholarship to read for a PPE at Balliol College, Oxford. His debut collection of stories, Eunuch Park: Fifteen Stories of Love and Destruction, was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and the Hindu Fiction Prize in 2009. His first book of non-fiction, The Butterfly Generation: A Personal Journey into the Passions and Follies of India’s Technicolour Youth, was a finalist for the Crossword Book Award 2013. He is also the editor of an anthology, Recess: The Penguin Book of Schooldays.