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Khyrunnisa A.

Khyrunnisa A.

Khyrunnisa A., prize-winning author of children's fiction, loves reading, writing and children. She created the popular comic character Butterfingers for the children's magazine Tinkle. Her five previous
books in the Butterfingers series include three novels, Howzzat Butterfingers! (2010), Goal, Butterfingers! (2012) and Clean Bowled, Butterfingers! (2015), and two collections of short stories, The Misadventures of Butterfingers (2016) and Run, It's Butterfingers Again! (2017). This book, like the previous collections, includes stories
that have appeared in Tinkle in comic-strip form.
Some of her stories, for children and for adults, have been published in various anthologies. A collection, Lost in Ooty and Other Adventure Stories, was brought out in 2010. Her stories appear regularly in Dimdima, and she had a fortnightly column, Inside View, in The Hindu MetroPlus.
She worked as associate professor of English at All Saints' College, Thiruvananthapuram, and is now a full-time writer. Visit her at and connect with her at

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