Sayantani Dasgupta was born in Calcutta and raised in New Delhi. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho. Her most recent book is the short story collection Women Who Misbehave (Penguin Viking 2021). She is also the author of Fire Girl: Essays on India, America, & the In-Between—a Finalist for the Foreword Indies Awards for Creative Nonfiction—and the chapbook The House of Nails: Memories of a New Delhi Childhood. Her essays and short stories have appeared in The Rumpus, Hunger Mountain, Southern Humanities Review, The Bellingham Review, The Hindu, Scroll, and numerous other national and international publications. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Besides the U.S., she has also taught writing in India, Italy, and Mexico.