Prajwal Parajuly grew up in Gangtok, in the Sikkim region of northeastern India. He is a Nepali-Indian author whose works focus on Nepali-speaking people and their culture. His father is Indian Nepalis and his mother Nepalese. He was educated at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, and the University of Oxford. Parajuly’s works include the short-story collection The Gurkha’s Daughter (shortlisted for the 2013 Dylan Thomas Prize) and novel Land Where I Flee.