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Payal Kapadia is an author of Children’s books. She is the recipient of the 2013 Crossword Book Award for Wisha Wozzariter. Payal Kapadia was born in 1975 in Mumbai, India. She studied English literature at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and received an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago. She has worked as a journalist with Outlook in Bombay and as an Editor with The Japan Times in Tokyo.

As far back as Payal can remember, she has loved stories, both telling stories and being told them. She wrote her first poem when she was nine, and although it was quite terrible, her parents made a big fuss over her and gifted her a little notebook in which she could record all her poetic impressions. She still has it. Her favorite subject through school was English Composition. She loved following her imagination wherever it took her. All it took to get going was a new topic, or the seed of an idea, or just the prospect of being able to write about anything at all. She read more than she could, begging for extra books in the school library. By the time she got to St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai to study English Literature, she didn’t have to beg for books anymore – she couldn’t read fast enough. So many greats out there and so little time.
“Wisha Wozzariter,” won the Crossword Award for Children’s Writing in 2013. It is also on the “101 Indian Children’s Books We Love!” list. This zany story about a wish come true is also a modern-day fable about the adventure of writing. Payal is finally living her dream of being an author. Her newest book “Horrid High” was launched in September 2014. It’s a perfectly horrid adventure in the world’s most horrid school. Happy horrid reading!
Payal Kapadia 
NamePayal Kapadia
Popular AsPayal Kapadia
OccupationWriter, Author, Journalist
Age (as in 2021)46 years old
Zodiac SignN/A
BirthplaceMumbai, India
ParentsNot Available
HusbandNot Known
SiblingNot Known
Children2 Daughters - Keya (15), Nyla - (11)
Net Worth $1 Million - $5 Million
Educational QualificationB.A. in English Literature from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago
CollegeSt. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Medill School of Journalism
Northwestern University in Chicago
Work ExperienceJournalist with Outlook in Bombay
Editor with The Japan Times in Tokyo
Books written and PublishedUntold Tales from The Jungle Book: Col Hathi Loses his Brigade, The Walt Disney Company (2010), 
Wisha Wozzariter, Penguin India (2012)
Puffin Lives: B. R. Ambedkar, Saviour of the Masses, Penguin India (2014)
Horrid High, Penguin India (2014)
Physical Status
HeightNot Known
WeightNot Known
Body MeasurementsNot Known
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Awards2013 - Crossword Book Award (Children's Literature) for Wisha Wozzariter
HobbiesReading Books
Favorite DrinkSoya-milk smoothie packed with nuts, dates and bananas
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