Devapriya Roy is the author of three bestselling novels, The Vague Woman's Handbook, The Weight Loss Club and Friends from College, In 2015, she published The Heat and Dust Project, co-written with Saurav Jha, the story of an epic journey across India on a very very tight budget. The book debuted at no. 1 on the Hindustan Times-AC Nielsen list. In 2018, she published Indira, a unique graphic biography of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, in collaboration with artist Priya Kuriyan. Roy is an alumnus of Presidency College, Calcutta, and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where she spent many years apparently in pursuit of her PhD on Bharata's Natyashastra. She is currently obsessed with translating Tagore’s Gora into English. She lives in Delhi and is a Senior Writing Fellow at Ashoka University.