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Veera Hiranandani

Veera Hiranandani, author of the Newbery Honor-winning The Night Diary , earned her MFA in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of The Whole Story of Half a Girl , which was named a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South Asian Book Award Finalist. A former book editor at Simon & Schuster, she now teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College's Writing Institute and Writopia Lab.