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Bringing South Asian YA Stories To Life

June 27, 2021 @ 2:00 PM 4:00 PM EDT

Bringing South Asian YA Stories To Life

ROSHANI CHOKSI is the author of commercial and critically acclaimed books for middle grade and young adult readers that draws on world mythology and folklore. Her work has been nominated for the Locus and Nebula awards and has frequently appeared on Best of The Year lists from Barnes and Noble, Forbes, Buzzfeed and more. Her New York Times bestselling series includes The Star-Touched Queen duology, The Gilded Wolves, and Aru Shah and The End of Time, which was recently optioned far film by Paramount Pictures.

RITU BANSAL has worked in healthcare management, fashion, interior design, and film / TV production.  After spending 12 years working in the medical industry, Ritu pursued a Masters in fashion design at SCAD. Now, she creates sustainable and forward thinking art and living spaces through her design company ‘Ritu B’. She has designed costumes and designed sets for films in addition to designing special exhibits for Atlanta museums. She is passionate about bringing authenticity to art with research and innovation. Most recently,  she has been very active in several political organizations including Forward Together, Fair Fight, and The Georgia Postcard Project.