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Veera Hiranandani, author of the Newbery Honor–winning "The Night Diary," earned her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of "The Whole Story of Half a Girl," a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South Asia Book Award finalist and "How to Find What You're Not Looking For," winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award and the New York Historical Society Children's History Book Prize. A former editor at Simon & Schuster, she now teaches in the Writing for Children and Young Adults Master of Fine Arts Program at The Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her new book is "Amil and the After."
Awards: Newbery Honor Book