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Fall 2009

Parul Kapur Hinzen

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Parul Kapur Hinzen is a fiction writer, journalist and art critic whose interest in children’s literature was sparked when she first heard her four-month-old son laughing to a recitation of Jamberry. Since he started talking, they’ve written stories together, but The Christmas Pickle is her first solo effort. Her short stories for adults have appeared in The Wascana Review, FRANK and The Allegheny Review. She has published articles and reviews in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal Europe, New York Newsday, GQ, ARTnews, Art in America, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure. She wrote a Berlitz guide to New York City when she lived there in 1980s and contributed articles on historic urban architecture to the book Landmarks of New York II.

Born in Assam, raised in the United States, a former resident of Germany, France, Brazil and England, Ms. Kapur Hinzen is happily at home in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and son Krishan, now six. She is currently at work on a novel about Indian lives in America.