Ankush Saikia was born in 1975 in Assam and grew up in the US, Assam, Shillong and Meghalaya. He has worked in journalism and publishing in New Delhi, and is the author of several crime thrillers including The Girl from Nongrim Hills and the Detective Arjun Arora series. Saikia was shortlisted for the Outlook/Picador India non-fiction writing competition in 2005, and was one of the recipients of the Shanghai Writers’ Association’s 2018 fellowships. His articles and longform
stories (mostly on North East India) have appeared in Fountain Ink magazine, Scroll.in, The Indian Express, The Hindu and Hindustan Times, among others.