Anjum N. Choudhuryhad a nomadic childhood, moving between Dhaka, Kathmandu, New Delhi and the Hague. Fiction was one of the few constants in her life, eventually evolving into a creative outlet. The Divining Thread is her first published novella. It started out as a short story that was rejected by every fantasy magazine she'd submitted it to, which in hindsight turned out to be for the best. Anjum became a policy researcher after earning a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College. Currently based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she is getting her M.Sc. in Global Public Policy with a special focus on Climate Policy from SOAS University of London.