Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize // Finalist for the Edmund White LGBTQ Debut Fiction Award // First Novel in First Lady of NYC Chirlane McCray's Gracie Book Club
Tanwi Nandini Islam is the author of BRIGHT LINES (Penguin 2015), a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. She is the founder of Hi Wildflower Botanica, a small-batch niche perfume, candle and skincare line. Her writing has appeared in Elle.com, Fashionista.com, Open City, Women 2.0, Billboard.com and Gawker. A graduate of Brooklyn College MFA and Vassar College, she lives in Brooklyn, NY.