Radhika Maira Tabrez is an East-Indian writer, editor, L&D specialist, and motivational speaker. Her debut novel ‘In The Light Of Darkness’ won the much-coveted Muse India – Satish Verma Young Writer Award in 2016. Her second novella, The Emancipation of Farzana Siddiqui, was released in early 2019 to rave reviews. Radhika’s stories and essays have appeared in over a dozen anthologies, the latest one being ‘the other side of hope’ – an international collection of works by immigrants and refugees, supported by the Arts Council, UK. In 2018, she became the first Indian ever to speak at a TEDx event in Bangladesh. She won the Rising Stars India Award (2017) and 100 Most Inspiring Writers by Indian Awaaz (2018). She was one of the Program Mentors for the Chevening Writers Series held in Malaysia in 2020. She is also the founder of Roots & Wings – a life skills enhancement program for children and adults. After short stints in Dhaka (Bangladesh), and Penang (Malaysia), she is now building a new home and a life in the sunny Kamloops in British Columbia, Canada; where she is an influencer for Tourism Kamloops, and a show host on CFBX 92.5.