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Shweta Taneja
Author

Shweta Taneja is an author of novelist, short fiction, graphic novels, nonfiction and comic books. With seven novels and many short stories to her credit, she is a leading voice in feminist science fiction and science communication. Her best-selling works include a unique two-in-one flipbook that covers real stories of Indian scientists: They Made What? They Found What? and graphic novel Krishna: Defender of Dharma which was made a must-read in government schools. An international movie producer has optioned the film rights of her critically-acclaimed fantasy fiction series for adults Anantya Tantrist Mysteries.

She was awarded the Best Writer Award for her work The Skull Rosary and the Editor’s Choice Award for best Asian science fiction for her science fiction story The Daughter That Bleeds. She was a finalist in the prestigious French award Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, and has received the Charles Wallace Writing Fellowship. Her work has been translated into Romanian, French and Dutch. She is deeply invested in bridging the gap between science and society through stories so we may collectively tackle modern challenges like climate change.