Anjana Basu works as an advertising consultant in Kolkata. She writes stories and features in the local newspapers and for Outlook and Statesman. She is the author of a number of novels, children’s books and short story collections. Some of her books for children include In the Shadow of the Leaves, Leopard in the Laboratory, Eighteen Tides and a Tiger, Hide and Seek Tiger, Lockdown Tiger and Chinku and the Wolfboy. In 2004, she was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in Scotland where she worked on her second novel, Black Tongue.