Aparna Ananthuni is a Melbourne-based emerging fiction writer, and a freelance writer with Indian Link newspaper. Her writing interests revolve around South Asian women’s histories, performing arts, mythology and literary cultures. She is also passionate about writing about gender equality and domestic violence. Besides writing, she learns and performs South Indian classical singing, in which she has been trained since the age of four. She aims to bring all her interests together in her first novel, which looks at the hidden history/ies behind the life of the legendary South Indian classical singer MS Subbulakshmi. She lives in Melbourne Indian-style with her parents, sister and a full set of cross-cultural, dual-identity baggage.