Kavita A. Jindal is an award-winning poet, fiction-writer and essayist. Her novel Manual For A Decent Life won the Eastern Eye Award for Literature 2020 and the Brighthorse Prize. She has published three slim volumes of poetry: Raincheck Accepted, Raincheck Renewed and Patina. Selected poems have been translated into Arabic, German, Punjabi, Spanish, Romanian and Ukrainian. Her work has appeared in anthologies and literary journals worldwide and been broadcast on BBC Radio, Zee TV and European radio stations. She has contributed fiction, non-fiction and poetry to more than thirty anthologies published variously in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, India, Hong Kong, Germany and Romania. She served as Senior Editor at Asia Literary Review and is co-founder of The Whole Kahani writers’ collective.