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Shannon/S. A. Chakraborty is a NY-based speculative fiction writer and history buff. Her debut, The City of Brass, is out now with Harper Voyager. Short-listed for the Locus, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy Awards, The City of Brass is the first book in THE DAEVABAD TRILOGY, an epic fantasy set in the 18th century Middle East. She is an organizer with the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group, about which more information - including membership - can be found here.
Originally (and proudly!) from New Jersey, S. A. currently resides in Queens with her husband and daughter. When not buried in books about Mughal miniatures and Abbasid political intrigue, she enjoys hiking, knitting, and recreating unnecessarily complicated, medieval meals for her family. You can find her online most frequently at Twitter and Instagram as @SAChakrabooks where she likes to ramble about history, cooking, politics, and Islamic art.
She is represented by Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary Agency.
**Please note, while Chakraborty is my last name, I'm a white convert to Islam; a faith and community that I've found great solace in and one that has significantly influenced my work. Though I prefer to keep much of my personal life private, particularly how it relates to my family, I've talked about my background in a number of interviews (here and here, in particular) if you're interested in reading more. - S.A.C.**