Misadventures of the Urban Woman
Khyrunnisa, Sudha Menon
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.
Sudha Menon is the author of five non-fiction books including Feisty At Fifty and Legacy. A veteran former journalist, Sudha is founder of writing workshop series Get Writing and Writing With Women.
Sudha is also a motivational speaker who uses her experiences working with some of India’s most accomplished people to inspire students and employees at top corporate houses. She has spoken on prestigious platforms such as TEDx and speaks on women and leadership, gender, diversity and inclusion issues.
Sudha’s books have been translated into several Indian languages and is now also available as podcasts.