Khyrunnisa A., is an award-winning writer of children’s fiction and the author of the hilarious Butterfingers series of books published by Puffin. She created the popular character Butterfingers for the Mumbai-based magazine, Tinkle. Her first book for adults came out in July this year. Titled Tongue in Cheek: The Funny Side of Life, the book, published by Westland, is a humorous take on the day-to-day experiences of an urban woman. Her latest book for children is The Lizard of Oz and Other Animal Stories (2019), a Scholastic publication. Her stories, for adults and for children, have been published in various anthologies. She worked as Associate Professor of English at All Saints’ College, Thiruvananthapuram, and is now a full-time writer.