Kuzhali Manickavel was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived in various places in Canada. When she was 13 she moved to Chidambaram, a small temple town on the coast of Tamil Nadu, India. She writes in English and her works are published in the literary magazines Subtropics, Per Contra, Quick Fiction, Caketrain, The Café Irreal, FRiGG и Smokelong Quarterly. Her original style impresses with the bold play with life and words, with her startling humour, with the surreal way she delves deeply into the dark and puzzling human experiences. Kuzhali Manickavel’s first collection of short stories Insects Are Just like You and Me except Some of Them Have Wings was published in 2008.