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Mahtab Narsimhan is the award-winning (Silver Birch Fiction Award, 2009) author of The Third Eye, a fantasy-adventure based in India and the first book in the Tara Trilogy.

The Tiffin, based on the dabbawallas of Mumbai, also received critical acclaim and was shortlisted, among others, for the SYRCA, MYRCA and Red Maple Fiction Awards.

Mission Mumbai and Looking for Lord Ganesh were published in Spring 2016 by Scholastic Inc. and Lantana Publishing, respectively.

Her latest novel, Embrace The Chicken, will be published by Orca Book Publishers in January 2019.

Mahtab lives in Vancouver and is deeply committed to representing diversity in her stories.

For more information, please visit her website at You can also connect with her via Twitter @MahtabNarsimhan