S.A. Chakraborty

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S. A. Chakraborty is the author of the critically acclaimed and internationally best-selling The Daevabad Trilogy. Her work has been nominated for the Locus, World Fantasy, Crawford, and Astounding awards. When not buried in books about thirteen-century con artists and Abbasid political intrigue, she enjoys hiking, knitting, and re-creating unnecessarily complicated medieval meals. You can find her online at www.sachakraborty.com or on Twitter and Instagram at @SAChakrabooks, where she likes to talk about history, politics, and Islamic art. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter, and an ever-increasing number of cats. ...more

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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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