Balli Kaur Jaswal's fiction and non-fiction has appeared in the UK Sunday Express, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The New York Times, Harpers Bazaar and Best Australian Short Stories. Jaswal was the recipient of the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist Award for her debut novel Inheritance. Her second novel Sugarbread was shortlisted for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize and the Singapore Literature Prize. She has been a writer-in-residence at the University of East Anglia and Nanyang Technological University. Her internationally acclaimed novel, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, was a Reese Witherspoon's Book Club pick, with film rights acquired by director Ridley Scott. Currently pursuing a PhD in creative writing, Jaswal has taught fiction in high schools and universities, including Yale-NUS College in Singapore.