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Dilip D’Souza trained as a computer scientist (BITS Pilani, Brown University) and spent many years in software. Somewhere along the way he tried his hand at writing and found that more interesting. He’s been a full-time writer for 15 years now. He’s won several fellowships and awards for his writing (Outlook/Picador prize, Newsweek/Daily Beast prize, Wolfson College Press Fellowship, and more). He has written for publications like Caravan, Hindustan Times, Mint, Outlook, the Hindu, Washington Post, NYT, Die Zeit, Salon, Newsweek, Daily Beast, among others. He writes a well-regarded mathematics column, A Matter of Numbers, for Mint.
Dilip’s interests are reading, music, playing tennis, and travel. He has travelled to some 25 countries, backpacking, driving, taking buses and trains. Born in Madras, he grew up in Bombay, lived in Delhi, Pilani and then in the US for ten years; he has been back in Bombay for 22+ years now. His wife Vibha Kamat teaches French; they have two children, Sahir (15) and Surabhi (10). They have two cats, Aziz and Cleo. They rule.
Final Test is Dilip’s fifth book.