Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Become a Fan

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the award-winning author of many books, including The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, and One Amazing Thing. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times. Born in India, she currently lives in Texas and teaches in the nationally ranked Creative Writing program at the University of Houston.

Photograph by Murthy Divakaruni

Books by this Author

Before We Visit the Goddess
Oleander Girl
The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming
Full-Blooded Fantasy
see more books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Video

Oleander Girl by Chitra Divakaruni

From the bestselling author of One Amazing Thing, a sweeping, suspenseful, atmospheric coming-of-age novel about a young woman who leaves India for America on a search that will transform her life.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Ancora Imparo--Still I am Learning (from Michelangelo)

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Nothing. Regret is a useless emotion

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. I hate it when people throw away food--I've seen too many hungry people

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. This one, just with more bestsellers & awards and fans clamoring for me to autograph their bodies.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The Rani of Jhansi, an Indian freedom fighter

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni on the Web

Facebook

Recent Blog Posts

Explore

CONNECT WITH US