Sumana Roy writes from Siliguri, a small town in sub-Himalayan Bengal. Her book, How I Became a Tree, was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Award and the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award. Sumana Roy gives a new vision of what it means to be human in the natural world. Increasingly disturbed by the violence, hate, insincerity, greed and selfishness of her kind, the author is drawn to the idea of becoming a tree.