Saskya Jain was born in Ahmedabad and grew up in New Delhi. Educated at Berlin’s Free University and at Columbia University, she holds an MFA in Fiction from Boston University, where she received the Florence Engel Randall Award and the Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, most recently in Intelligent Life, The Economist and The Caravan. She lives in New Delhi and Berlin. Her first novel, Fire Under Ash (Random House, 2014), was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize, and she is currently working on her second novel.