Priyanka R Khanna grew up in Mumbai and graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. After graduation, she worked in the public relations department of Hearst Magazines in New York. She returned to Mumbai and joined the launch team of Vogue India, where she spent fifteen years as the fashion features director, overseeing fashion-related content across digital and print. Khanna, who was first published in The Hindu at the age of sixteen, continues to write and speak on art and design, fashion and culture. She lives in Mumbai, with her husband and two children. This is her first novel.