Nitasha Kaul is a Kashmiri novelist, poet, academic, artist and economist. Her novel Residue (Rupa/Rainlight, 2014) was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. Aside from fiction and poetry, she comments in the media and has written in edited collections, journals and newspapers on the themes of identity, culture, economy, gender, social theory, technology, democracy, Bhutan and Kashmir. She has a joint PhD in Economics and Philosophy, is the author of the book Imagining Economics Otherwise (Routledge, 2007), and was previously a tenured academic teaching Economics and Creative Writing at universities in the UK and Bhutan. Currently, she is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Westminster in London where she teaches postgraduate courses in International Relations. She has travelled to over fifty-five countries across four continents, taking pictures of quirky streetscapes. More at www.nitashakaul.com and @NitashaKaul.