Andaleeb Wajid is a Bangalore-based writer, who has made a mark for herself in the young adult fiction genre. She has fourteen published novels to her credit and has written on diverse themes like romance, food and relationships, especially in a Muslim context. She has also spoken about wanting to challenge the stereotypical representation of Muslim lives through her stories. Andaleeb started writing at the young age of 10 and decided to pursue writing as a career after school. Her first published novel was 'Kite Strings' (2009), which is a story of a teenager in a Muslim household who is a rebel without a cause. Her 2016 novel 'When She Went Away' was shortlisted for The Hindu Young World Goodbooks Award (2017). Some of her other works are More Than Just Biriyani (2014), Asmara’s Summer (2016) and House of Screams (2018). Along with a full-time writing career, she is also a creative writing facilitator at the Nutcracker Workshops.