About the Author

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AJoshi - Event Image 2Born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, Alka Joshi has lived in the U.S. since the age of nine. Her debut novel, The Henna Artist, became a NYT bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon Bookclub pick, an LA Times bestseller, a USA Today bestseller, Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, a top 10 Goodreads book of 2020, and is being developed for an episodic TV series starring Freida Pinto.

Alka Joshi is a graduate of Stanford University and received her M.F.A. from the California College of the Arts. She has worked as an advertising copywriter, a marketing consultant, and an illustrator. She now lives on California's Monterey Peninsula with her husband and two misbehaving pups. The Henna Artist is her first novel.

Alka Joshi will present an author talk on Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at the Bank of America Fred Kavli Theater, followed by a Q&A session and book signing.

Free tickets are required and are now available.

What questions do you have for Alka Joshi? We will cover as many questions as time allows during the live Q&A on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Submit a question!