Namrata Patel is an Indian American bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She shares how travel informs and enriches her stories and why perseverance pushes her to keep writing and traveling.
Her critically acclaimed debut novel, The Candid Life of Meena Dave, examines diaspora and dual-cultural identity among Indian Americans, multi-generational tensions tied to assimilation, and historical awareness of Indian American achievements.
Her newest novel, Scent of a Garden, tells the story of a perfumer in Paris who is forced to return to her California roots in an exhilarating novel about family, self-discovery, and taking risks.
Namrata has lived in India, New Jersey, Spokane, London, and New York City and currently calls Boston home.
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