S.A. Chakraborty

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S. A. Chakraborty is a speculative fiction writer from New York City. Her debut, The City of Brass, was the first book in The Daevabad Trilogy and has been short-listed for the Locus, British Fantasy and World Fantasy awards. When not buried in books about Mughal miniatures and Abbasid political intrigue, she enjoys hiking, knitting, and recreating unnecessarily complicated medieval meals for her family. You can find her online at www.sachakraborty.com or on Twitter at @SAChakrabooks where she likes to talk about history, politics, and Islamic art.

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S.A. Chakraborty I try to mix names with meaning with names that will stick in a reader's mind. That being said, I can easily fall through the research hole with this,…moreI try to mix names with meaning with names that will stick in a reader's mind. That being said, I can easily fall through the research hole with this, so I'll often use placeholder names if I know I want to pick something good later. For The City of Brass, my MCs names were a mix of this. "Nahri" is a nickname calling back to the character's origins (nahr is river in Arabic), I named my hero "Ali" after another Muslim hero, and Dara...well I just always liked the sound of it!

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