Andaleeb Wajid has published eight novels, notable among them being My Brother's Wedding, More than Just Biryani, The Tamanna Trilogy and most recently, When She Went Away. Andaleeb is a full-time writer and also a facilitator at creative writing workshops. She enjoys writing old-school romance and particularly likes writing about weddings and food. Her two sons never read her books and give her ample reason to add colour to her vocabulary. Andaleeb lives in Bangalore.
For a month, I'm going to be living a lie.' Seventeen-year-old Asmara is popular, funny and pretty, but has a secret that could destroy her street cred in college: her grandparents live on Tannery Road, an area known for its lower-middle-class Muslim population-an area she's always ensured she's avoided. And now, to her horror, she discovers that she must spend her entire summer vacation there. Will it be a nightmare, or a lesson in self-discovery? Or both? Will Asmara find herself in the bylanes of Tannery Road?
Andaleeb Wajid is the author of fourteen published novels, including More than Just Biryani, Asmara's Summer and Twenty-nine Going on Thirty. Her young adult novel When She Went Away was shortlisted for The Hindu Young World GoodBooks Award (2017). She enjoys writing about romance and food, and is also a creative writing facilitator at Nutcracker Workshops.