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Payal Kapadia

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Payal Kapadia’s “Wisha Wozzariter” won the Crossword Book Award 2013 for Best Children’s Book and is also on the “101 Indian Children’s Books We Love!” list. She is also the author of “Colonel Hathi Loses His Brigade” and “Puffin Lives: B.R. Ambedkar.”

Payal started her career as a journalist with Outlook Magazine in Mumbai and The Japan Times in Tokyo, after receiving a Master’s degree from Northwestern University, Chicago. But writing books was a childhood dream, and one day, it was not enough to dream of writing any more. With Wisha Wozzariter, the story of a 10-year old girl who wishes she was a writer,

So Payal wrote Wisha Wozzariter. And when Wisha stopped wishing and started writing, she did, too.

Payal’s newest book “Horrid High” is
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Payal Kapadia I deal with writer's block by biting my nails off and pacing up and down. :) Of course, that doesn't help! Then I resort to long walks, long baths,…moreI deal with writer's block by biting my nails off and pacing up and down. :) Of course, that doesn't help! Then I resort to long walks, long baths, long reads of other books. Nothing helps writer's block like creative distance. When you find yourself stuck, it's possibly because you're immersed too deep in your work. It's very, very hard to do, but it helps to walk away from it all, for a little while. In my book 'Wisha Wozzariter,' a fable about the creative adventure of any wannabe writer, she faces a writer's block, too. (less)
Payal Kapadia There are many 'best things' about being a writer. Being able to create your own universe, with its own people, its own rules. Watching that universe…moreThere are many 'best things' about being a writer. Being able to create your own universe, with its own people, its own rules. Watching that universe develop a life of its own, independent of you. Playing with language, exploring how words sound, how they can shift shape and elude you. And being a master of your own time, of course. (less)
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Horrid High (Horrid High, #1)

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Wisha Wozzariter

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Untold Tales from The Jungl...

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Horrid High: Back to School

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Gone are the Scumbags, Lowlifes, Dimwits and Nincompoops. The houses at HorridHigh have been renamed. The school is no longer horrid. Ferg Gottin and his friendsFermina Filch, Immy Tate and Phil Fingersmith are back for another year at HorridHigh, and they’re happier than they can remember ever being.

The school’s horridprincipal and staff are gone. Kind Granny Grit is the new principal of the...

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"“Move over Mallory Towers. Horrid High is here. In her book breathing fresh puffs of air into the musty, neglected world of Indian school story writing, Payal Kapadia is in sparkling form. She has created a tale
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