Ashok K. Banker
Ashok Banker is widely acknowledged for pioneering English-language genre fiction in India, having authored over 80 books in various categories. As a neurodivergent (AuDHD) and non-binary writer, they are passionate about inclusivity and representation. Their debut picture book I am Brown won the Bank Street College Prize, made the Book Trust Great Books list, and was translated into several languages. They currently live with their family in Southern California.