Tishani Doshi was born in Madras, today known as Chennai, in 1975. She has published six books of poetry and fiction. She received the Eric Gregory Award for Poetry. Her first book, Countries of the Body, won the 2006 Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Tishani's debut novel, The Pleasure Seekers, was shortlisted for the Hindu Literary Prize and long-listed for the Orange Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She currently lives on a beach between two fishing villages in Tamil Nadu with her husband and three dogs.