Portrait of Abha Dawesar

Abha Dawesar

Abha Dawesar is an Indian novelist based in New York.

Abha Dawesar is the author of four critically acclaimed novels: Family Values, That Summer in Paris, Babyji and Miniplanner. She is the recipient of numerous honors including the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Award and a Lambda Literary Award.

India’s leading weekly magazine India Today named Dawesar as one of twenty-five path-breaking Indians in 2007 and she was named one of India’s 12 remarkable women by Femina magazine. Babyji was short-listed for France’s most important literary award for foreign fiction Le Prix Médicis-Roman Etranger and also for Le Prix Bel Ami. The French translation of Family Values was shortlisted for the Prix Médicis Etranger, the Prix Femina, and the Prix RFI-témoin du monde.