Anita Agnihotri is a Bengali writer and civil servant. As a child she wrote regularly for Sandesh, the children’s magazine edited by Satyajit Ray and LeelaMajumdar. Anita has authored 35 books spanning all genres of writing — poetry, creative prose, novels, children’s stories, essays and travelogues, and her works have been translated to several Indian languages, besides English, German and Swedish. She has been awarded the SaratPuruskar, BangiyaSahityaParishadSamman, GajendraMitra Memorial Award and the BhubanMohiniDasi Gold Medal by University of Calcutta. Forest Interludes, The Awakening, Seventeen, and Those Who Have Known Loveare some of her notable works.