Manju Kapur is an Indian writer and professor of literature in Delhi University. She was born in 1948 in Amritsar. Kapur graduated from the Miranda House University College for women and went on to take an MA at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and an M.Phil. at Delhi University. Her first novel, Difficult Daughters, won her the Commonwealth Prize for First Novels (Eurasia section) in 1999 and went on to become a bestseller in India, United States, and England. Her other three novels: A Married Woman (2003), Home (2006), The Immigrant (2008), and Custody (2011) were highly acclaimed and very successful among readers and critics. Manju Kapur lives in New Delhi with her husband. She has three daughters and three grandchildren.