Sujata Parashar is a novelist, poet, short story writer and social activist. Her debut novel, In Pursuit of Infidelity (2009) was a bestseller. The second in the series, In Pursuit of Ecstasy (2011) was long listed for the Economist Crossword Book Award 2012. Her latest novel in the “pursuit” series, In Pursuit of a Lesser Offence (2014) has also received a favourable response. Her first short story “Wake me only when the Sun is high” (2011), and her first book of poems (2012) in the series “Poetry Out and Loud” have won awards. She is on the planning board of Delhi Poetry festival and Kumaon Literary Festival. Sujata’s launching her first collection of short stories at the Delhi Poetry Festival.