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Tishani Doshi


India (b.1975)

Tishani Doshi is an Indian poet, journalist and dancer based in Chennai. Born in Madras, India, to a Welsh mother and Gujarati father, she received an Eric Gregory Award in 2001. Her first poetry collection, Countries of the Body, won the 2006 Forward Poetry Prize for best first collection. She has been invited to the poetry galas of the Guardian-sponsored Hay Festival of 2006 and the Cartagena Hay Festival of 2007.
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2011) : The Pleasure Seekers


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The Nine-Chambered Heart (2017)
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