Shabnam Minwalla has spent most of her life with words— editing her school magazine, working as a journalist with the Times of India and writing non-fiction, for example, a coffee-table book on her beloved alma mater, St Xavier’s College.
At the moment she writes food columns and features for newspapers and magazines. But what she most enjoys is writing books for children.
Her first book, The Six Spellmakers of Dorabji Street, was critically acclaimed and a hit with children (many of whom refer to her as “that Dorabji Aunty”).
Her second book, `The Strange Haunting of Model High School’, is an adventure story set in a Mumbai school and has just been published by Scholastic. While `The Shy Supergirl’, meant for new readers, will be launched in November this year.