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Veera Hiranandani

​Veera Hiranandani is the author of The Night Diary, which has received many awards including the 2019 Newbery Honor Award. She is also the author of The Whole Story of Half a Girl, which was named a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South Asia Book Award Highly Commended selection, and the chapter book series, Phoebe G. Green. A former book editor at Simon & Schuster, she now teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute. Her forthcoming novel, How To Find What You’re Not Looking For, releases in September 2021.