About the Kiwi authors
Rajorshi Chakraborti is a novelist, essayist and short story writer, who lives in Wellington. He was brought up in Kolkata and Mumbai in India and is the author of five novels and a short fiction collection for adults, and a young adult mystery called Mumbai Rollercoaster, which received an honourable mention in India’s Crossword Book Awards.
Leela Chakraborti is eleven and lives in Wellington and Bad Smell Hotel is her first book. She came up with the story with her dad on their walks during the first lockdown, when she was eight. Besides reading and writing, Leela enjoys dancing, drama, rock-climbing, singing, coding and swimming in the sea. And she probably spends way too much time on TikTok.