Poile Sengupta was born in Ernakulam, Kerala, and began writing while in school in Delhi. Her work includes fiction, poetry and drama for adults, as well as for children. Her recent writing for children includes Vikram and Vetal, Vikramaditya’s Throne and Good Heavens! One Act Plays for Children by Puffin. Her short fiction for children has been extensively anthologised. She lives in Bangalore.