Rijula Das received her Ph.D. in Creative Writing in 2017 from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where she taught writing for two years. She is a recipient of the 2019 Michael King Writers Centre Residency in Auckland and the 2016 Dastaan Award for her short story, Notes from a Passing. Her other short story, The Grave of The Heart Eater, was longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2019. A Death in Shonagachhi, her debut novel, was also longlisted for The JCB Prize for Literature, 2021. Rijula hails from West Bengal and lives in Wellington, New Zealand.