Nitasha Kaul is a Kashmiri novelist, academic, poet and economist who lives in London. Her debut novel Residue, written in Berlin and Bristol, was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2009. Aside from fiction and poetry, she comments in the media and has authored numerous articles in edited collections, journals and newspapers on the themes of identity, culture, economy, gender, social theory, technology, democracy, and Kashmir. She has a joint doctorate in Economics and Philosophy, is the author of Imagining Economics Otherwise: Encounters with identity/difference (Routledge, 2007), and has previously been a tenured Professor of Economics, Politics, and Creative Writing in the UK and in Bhutan. She has travelled to over fifty-five countries across four continents, taking pictures of quirky streetscapes.