Tishani Doshi is a poet and dancer of Welsh-Gujarati descent. Born in Madras, she spent part of her childhood in Wales, gained her Masters from Johns Hopkins University in the US, and worked in London before returning to India to work with the choreographer Chandralekha, with whom she performed on many international stages. She received an Eric Gregory Award for her poetry in 2001, and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection for her debut collection Countries of the Body in 2006. Her first novel, The Pleasure Seekers (Bloomsbury, 2010), was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Her second poetry collection, Everything Begins Elsewhere, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2012. Fountainville: new stories from the Mabinogion was published by Seren in 2013. Her third collection, Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods (Bloodaxe Books, 2018), is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.