Venita Coelho is a screenwriter, novelist and artist with ten published books to her credit. She has won The Hindu Goodreads Award for Best Fiction for children twice, in 2016 for Dead as a Dodo and in 2019 for Boy No. 32. Her collection of feminist ghost stories, The Washer of the Dead, was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor award.
She lives in Goa where she runs an alternative school called The Path Shaala. She is working towards her second exhibition of paintings.