Sucharita Dutta-Asane is a writer and independent editor based in Pune. In 2013 she received the inaugural Dastaan Award (Papercuts) for her short story ‘Rear View’. In 2008, she received the Oxford Bookstores debuting writers' (second) award for her anthology, The Jungle Stories. Her short stories have appeared in various national and international anthologies such as the Africa-Asia anthology Behind the Shadows (2012) and Zubaan’s Breaking the Bow, an anthology of speculative fiction based on The Ramayana (2012); Unisun Publications’ anthology Vanilla Desires; APK Publishers’ anthology of short stories by Indian women writers titled Ripples. Her stories and book reviews have also appeared in various online literary journals including Asian Cha, The Four Quarters Magazine (TFQM), Café Dissensus, The Bangalore Review (TBR) and the Out of Print Blog, among others. Her novella Petals in the Sun was serially published in the now defunct www.4indianwomen.com. In her professional avatar, Sucharita works as an independent editor with individual authors, publishing houses Harper Collins, Hachette and Jaico Publishers, and with literary agencies.