Minakshi Thakur s first book, An Indian Evening, a collection of poems in English, was published by Writers Workshop in 2002. She has since published two collections of Hindi poems: Jab Utthi Yavanika (2003); and Neend Ka Akhiri Pul (2010), which was shortlisted for the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2012. Her first novel, Lovers Like You and I was published in 2013 by Harper Collins. Minakshi has trained in Khayal and Dhrupad and enjoys singing. She is currently working on her second novel.