Balli Kaur Jaswal’s writing has appeared in the Sunday Express, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, Harpers Bazaar and Best Australian Short Stories. Jaswal was the recipient of the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist Award for her debut novel Inheritance. Her second novel, Sugarbread, was shortlisted for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize and the Singapore Literature Prize. She has been a writer-in-residence at the University of East Anglia and Nanyang Technological University. Her internationally acclaimed novel, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, was a Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club pick, with the film rights acquired by director Ridley Scott.