A virtual session of An Author’s Afternoon was hosted by Prabha Khaitan Foundation. Introducing and welcoming the guests was Modhurima. The guest was Rijula Das. Rijula received her PhD. in creative writing in 2017 from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where she taught writing for 2 years. She is a recipient of the 2019 Michael King Writers Centre Residency in Auckland and the 2016 Dastan award for her short story, “notes from a passing”. Her other short story, “The grave of the heart eater” was long listed for the Commonwealth short story prize in 2019. Her debut novel, ”A death in Shonagachi” was long-listed for the JCB prize for literature in 2021. Rijula hails from West Bengal and currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand. In conversation with her was Bharti Harlalka, an interior designer, wellness enthusiast and has even staged plays. She is also a disciplined reader.