Tanuja Desai Hidier

is an award-winning author / singer-songwriter born and raised in the USA
and now based in London.

BOMBAY BLUES winner of the 2015 South Asia Book Award
BORN CONFUSED selected by Rolling Stone Magazine and Entertainment Weekly as one of the greatest YA novels of all time
BOMBAY SPLEEN (songs based on Bombay Blues) music video for “Heptanesia” now airing on MTV Indies in India
WHEN WE WERE TWINS (songs based on Born Confused) featured in Wired Magazine as first-ever ‘booktrack’
Winner of The James Jones First Novel Fellowship Award and The London Writers/Waterstones Award

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Bombay Blues

“A prose-poem meditation on love, family and homecoming …
A journey worth making”

— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Winner of the 2015 South Asia Book Award

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Bombay Spleen

Tanuja’s album of original songs based on Bombay Blues

“Rock and roll that has the richness of literature…irresistible.”
—Zachary Lazar, author of I Pity the Poor Immigrant and Sway

Tanuja’s “Heptanesia” music video now airing on MTV Indies!

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Born Confused

“Compelling and witty … gives voice to a new generation of Americans.
A rare and daring portrayal”

— USA Today, starred review

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When We Were Twins

Tanuja’s album of original songs based on her novel Born Confused

“Reminiscent of Alanis Morissette … [the music] reflects the clash of styles, sounds, and influences inherent to cultural assimilation and urban living.”
— Wired Magazine

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