Anita Rau Badami's first novel was the hugely successful Tamarind Mem. Her bestselling second novel, The Hero's Walk, won both the Regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize and Italy's Premio Berto and was also named a Washington Post Best Book of 2001. The novel was also longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize and the Orange Prize for fiction, and shortlisted for the Kiriyama Prize. Both novels have been published around the world. The recipient of the Marion Engel Award for a woman writer in mid-career, Anita currently resides in Montreal.
Festivals: 1998, 2000, 2006 (fall)