Ishita is a clinician/Immunology researcher at Imperial College London by week, and a writer by weekend. She has been writing since the age of eight and her children's stories won her a meeting with the President of India. She made the shortlist for the inaugural Guardian and 4th Estate BAME prize in 2016, and the long-list for the 2018 edition. She has guest-edited a Times of India supplement, appeared at the Tata Lit Live festival, and was shortlisted for the Desi Writers’ Lounge Dastaan Award. She lives and works in London and dreams and writes of India; while at the University of Oxford, she regularly contributed to the Oxford student, had her work published in the annual anthology of Oxford-based creative writing group The Failed Novelists, and was invited to read her work by Mark Haddon. She is also an expert maker of bedside and in-bed book mountains, and a lover of cake and dogs.
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