Some people ask for an official bio. I point them to the below and ask that they cut-and-paste it.
Shoba Narayan is an award-winning author and columnist. She is the author of four books available here.
She graduated from the Columbia Journalism School which awarded her a Pulitzer Fellowship; and is an alumnus of Mount Holyoke College and Women’s Christian College.
She writes about food, travel, fashion, art and culture for many publications. They include Condé Nast Traveler, The National, Financial Times, Destinasian, The Atlantic, Gourmet, Time, Qz.com, and a number of airline publications among others. In the past, she has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Knowledge@Wharton, and other publications.
She has been a columnist for Mint, an Indian business daily, and for The National, based in Abu Dhabi.
The bio which I would like to give is below:
Shoba Narayan dreams of being a stand up comic or a trapeze artist both of which are unrealistically ambitious given that she is galactically un-funny and clumsy to boot.
Meanwhile, she writes about food, travel, fashion, art and her native India for many publications, including Condé Nast Traveler, The National, Financial Times, Destinasian, Gourmet, Time, Silk Road, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Knowledge@Wharton, and other publications. She is a columnist with Mint Lounge and The National, Abu Dhabi.
She is the author of four books, Monsoon Diary, Return to India. Katha and The Cows of Bangalore. She works on improving her memory and becoming fit without exercising.
A long time ago, she won a couple of awards, which allow her to conveniently add the phrase ‘award-winning’ author to her books.
She is an alumnus of the Columbia Journalism School, Mount Holyoke College and WCC.