Prajwal Parajuly is the son of an Indian father and a Nepalese mother. He made his literary debut with The Gurkha’s Daughter, a collection of short stories that was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize in the UK and longlisted for The Story Prize in the US. Land Where I Flee, his first novel, was published in 2015 to international acclaim. Parajuly’s writings have appeared in The New York Times, Guardian, The New Statesman and on the BBC. He lives between London and New York. He is currently the Clayton B. Ofstad endowed distinguished writer-in-residence at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.