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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of sixteen books, including Oleander Girl , The Mistress of Spices , Sister of My Heart , Palace of Illusions , One Amazing Thing , and Before We Visit the Goddess. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker , The Atlantic Monthly , and The New York Times , and has won, among other prizes, an American Book Award. Born in India, she currently lives in Texas and is the McDavid professor of Creative Writing at the University of Houston.