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. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right here

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The Rani of Jhansi, an Indian freedom fighter

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Bollywood dancing

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Macbeth

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