Khyrunnisa A is an award-winning writer of children’s fiction. She created the popular comic character Butterfingers for Tinkle and authored the hilarious Butterfingers series of books for older children, published by Penguin Random House (Puffin). Howzzat Butterfingers! is her first novel, and the recently published Smash It, Butterfingers! is the seventh in the series. The Lizard of Oz and Other Stories, The Crocodile Who Ate Butter Chicken for Breakfast and Other Stories, and Baby and Dubdub are among her most recent works. She has also authored two books for adults: Tongue in Cheek: The Funny Side of Life and Chuckle Merry Spin: Us in the U.S. She was a columnist for the New Indian Express and The Hindu MetroPlus and has written for other leading publications. Her stories, for adults and for children, have appeared in fourteen anthologies.