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Sujata Massey is the author of 17 novels, two novellas and numerous short stories that have been published in 18 countries. Her novels have won the Agatha, Lefty, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark prizes and been finalists for the Edgar, Anthony and Harper Lee literary awards. Massey writes mystery and suspense fiction set in pre-Independence India, as well as a modern mystery series set in Japan. Her new book is "The Mistress of Bhatia House."
Born in England to parents from India and Germany, Massey was raised primarily in St. Paul, Minn., although her home for almost 30 years has been Baltimore, Md. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in writing seminars at Johns Hopkins University and wrote features for the Baltimore Evening Sun newspaper before becoming a novelist.
Awards: Macavity Award, Agatha Award(given at Malice Domestic Convention), Mary Higgins Clark Award (part of the Edgars), Bruce Alexander Prize (part of the Lefty Awards at Left Coast Crime)
Communities: Asian American, Mixed Race