Hiranandani, Veera

Veera Hiranandani is the author of The Night Diary, which received the 2018 Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature, is a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a New York Times Editor’s Choice Pick, The Whole Story of Half a Girl, which was named a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South Asian Book Award Finalist, and the chapter book series, Phoebe G. Green (Grosset & Dunlap). She earned her MFA in fiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College. A former book editor at Simon & Schuster, she now teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute. www.veerahiranandani.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I once almost bought a horse
2. I was on the swim team in high school
3. If I weren’t a writer, I’d be a chef or a painter.