Vinayak Varma is a writer and designer based in Bangalore. He is the author and illustrator of The Sunshower Song, Jadav and the Tree-Place, Angry Akku and Up Down, and was the founding editor of Brainwave magazine. He has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and is a recipient of the Publishing Next Digital Book of the Year Award. His short stories have appeared in Out of Print Magazine, Muse India and The Deccan Herald, among other publications. When he isn’t making picture books, teaching art or consulting for craft beer brands, Vinayak sings and plays blues harmonica.