Shanthi Sekaran is a writer and educator from Berkeley, California. Her recent novel, Lucky Boy (Putnam/Penguin), was named an IndieNext Great Read, and an NPR Best Book of 2017. The New York Times calls it "brilliantly agonizing" and USA today says "Lucky Boy pulses with vitality, pumped with the life breath of human sin and love." Her forthcoming middle grade novel, The Samosa Rebellion, comes out in Fall 2021. She teaches creative writing in the SF Bay Area and has two sons.