Mahtab means moonlight in Persian. She was born in Mumbai and immigrated to Canada in 1997. The catalyst that started her down the path of writing was a tragic one. Her father passed away due to cancer in September of 2003. Shocked and devastated, she turned to books for solace. She started jotting down her thoughts and memories of life back home so that she would never forget. These scribbling along with her love for fantasy morphed into the idea of writing a novel.
The Third Eye took four years and twenty rewrites before making it to publication and went on to win the Silver Birch Fiction Award in 2009. An entertainment company has recently renewed their options on this property towards making it into a full length feature film.
The Tiffin, her latest novel, was published by Dancing Cat Books; an Imprint of Cormorant Books Inc. August 2011. This gritty, middle-grade novel is based in the Bombay of her childhood and has received a starred review in the Quill & Quire which has also named it as one of the five best books for Young People in 2011.
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