Khyrunnisa A., prize-winning author of children’s fiction, loves reading, writing, arithmetic and children. She created the popular comic character Butterfingers for the children’s magazine, Tinkle and her Butterfingers stories appear in that magazine. The Butterfingers series of books, published by Penguin (Puffin), began in 2010 with Howzzat Butterfingers!, her first children’s novel. It was followed by Goal, Butterfingers! in 2012 and Clean Bowled, Butterfingers! in 2015. A book of her short stories, Lost in Ooty and Other Adventure Stories, was published by Unisun Publications in 2010.
The latest instalment from the Butterfingers series, The Misadventures of Butterfingers, a collection of short stories this time, was launched in July 2016.
Her stories appear in Tinkle, Dimdima and other children’s magazines and she freelances for other publications too. Some of her stories, for children and for adults, have been published in various anthologies by Penguin(Puffin), Children’s Book Trust and Unisun Publications.
She worked as Associate Professor of English at All Saints’ College, Trivandrum, and is now a full-time writer.