Vinaya Bhagat Vinaya Bhagat is an IT professional and author. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and have been shortlisted in national and international writing competitions. The Trickster is her debut novel. Vinaya grew up with her face partly obscured by the books she was reading. She knew more about her favourite characters than her next-door neighbours. When not reading, she was writing and immersing herself in imaginary worlds. Writing took a backseat as she pursued a career in IT until a fateful day in December 2006, when, on a cold winter morning in Dallas, Texas, she was in a near-fatal car crash. She was flown to Parkland hospital, where during her lengthy recovery from wounds of body and mind, she once again found solace in writing and picked up the pen with renewed focus. Vinaya lives in Bangalore, India, with her husband, who is a radiologist, and her eight-year-old son. Weekends find her inventing games and stories with her son.

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