Pooja Puri first tasted publishing success with her short story Chess, and later graduated from King’s Collge London with a First Class degree in English Language and Literature. Whilst at university she read for a publishing house and has since worked in the education sector. In 2014, she was chosen as a winner of the Ideas Tap Writer’s Centre Norwich Inspires competition. She went on to complete the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University.
Her debut novel The Jungle is a brave and beautiful narrative about two teenage refugees in Calais and was published by Black & White’s YA imprint Ink Road, in 2017. Pooja is currently working on her next YA novel, a work of historical fiction set during the Tudor era.