Megha Majumdar is the author of the New York Times Notable novel A Burning, which was nominated for the National Book Award, the NBCC’s John Leonard Prize, and the American Library Association’s Carnegie Medal. She is also the editor in chief at Catapult books, where she acquires literary fiction, narrative nonfiction and memoir. Her authors include Randa Jarrar, Ruby Hamad, Jessica J. Lee, Matthew Salesses, and Noe Alvarez. She grew up in Kolkata, India, and now lives in New York.