Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning and bestselling author, poet, activist and teacher of writing. Her work has been published in over 50 magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker, and her writing included in over 50 anthologies, including Best American Short Stories, O.Henry Prize Stories and the Pushcart Prize Anthology.
Her book of short stories, Arranged Marriage, won an American Book Award, the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award and the PEN Josephine Miles Award for fiction.
She writes prose and poetry encompassing a wide variety of themes, with much focus on the immigrant experience of South Asian women and Indian history, mythology and retellings. She shows the experiences and struggles involved in women trying to find their own identities.She urges women to come out and tell their own stories, re-writing history that has always unfairly glorified men.
In Mythology, she has written the Palace of Illusions and the Forest of Enchantments. A complete list of works can be seen on Good Reads