Zara Chowdhary is a writer and educator from India. She now lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her son and cat and teaches at the University of Wisconsin in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University and an MA in Writing for Performance from the University of Leeds. She has worked in stage, TV and film production for over twelve years. Her writing interests range from fantasy and climate-fiction to memoir and speculative journalism.

She is represented by Anjali Singh at Ayesha Pande Literary.