Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of sixteen books, including Oleander Girl, The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, Palace of Illusions, One Amazing Thing, and Before We Visit the Goddess. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times, and has won, among other prizes, an American Book Award. Born in India, she currently lives in Texas and is the McDavid professor of Creative Writing at the University of Houston.

Photograph by Murthy Divakaruni

Books by this Author

Before We Visit the Goddess
Oleander Girl
The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming
Full-Blooded Fantasy
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Ancora Imparo--Still I am Learning (from Michelangelo)

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I'm too careful with money--comes out of being poor for several years while growing up

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. This one, just with more bestsellers & awards and fans clamoring for me to autograph their bodies.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I appreciate all my blessings

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Nothing. Regret is a useless emotion

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