Annie Zaidi

Annie Zaidi (born 1978) is an English-language writer from India. Her collection of essays, Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales, was short-listed for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award in 2010. In addition to essays, she also writes poetry (Crush, 2007), short stories (The Good Indian Girl, 2011), plays and has published a novella. She won The Hindu Playwright Award in 2018 and the Nine Dots Prize in 2019 that included a cash prize of $100,000 for her work Bread, Cement, Cactus — combining memoir and reportage.

Books in order of publication:

Crush: 50 Poems – 2007

Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales – 2010

The Bad Boy’s Guide To The Good Indian Girl – 2011

Love Stories # 1 to 14 – 2012

Gulab – 2014

Unbound 2,000 Years of Indian Women’s Writing – 2015

Prelude to a Riot – 2019

Bread, Cement, Cactus: A Memoir of Belonging and Dislocation – 2020

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