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Jahnavi Barua (Assamese: জাহ্নৱী বৰুৱা) is an Indian author from Assam. She is the author of Next Door, a critically acclaimed collection of short stories set in Assam with insurgency as the background.
She studied creative writing in the United Kingdom.
Next Door (Penguin India, 2008) Rebirth (Penguin India, 2010)
- 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize shortlist
- 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize, shortlist, Rebirth
- 2009 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, longlist.
- 2006 Short Fiction contest hosted by Unisun Publishers (Second prize, Children's fiction category).
- 2005 Short Fiction contest hosted by Unisun Publishers
- Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing
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