Avni Doshi

Avni Doshi was born in New Jersey in 1982 and is currently based in Dubai. She won the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize in 2013 and a Charles Pick Fellowship at the University of East Anglia in 2014. Her debut novel, Burnt Sugar, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020. The novel is published in India as Girl in White Cotton, where it won the Sushila Devi Award 2021.
years of life: 1982 present



Dayahas quotedlast year
t must be the worst kind of suffering – cognizance of one’s own collapse, the penance of watching as things slip away.
Dayahas quotedlast year
I wish I could be that way, but the mother I remember appears and vanishes in front of me, a battery-operated doll whose mechanism is failing. The doll turns inanimate. The spell is broken. The child does not know what is real or what can be counted on. Maybe she never knew. The child cries.
Dayahas quotedlast year
Sometimes I cry when no one else is around – I am grieving, but it’s too early to burn the body.
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