Damini Kane is a 27-year-old novelist with a Masters’ from the University of Sussex. She has been coming up with stories since she was six, and would fill pages and pages of her school notebooks with scenes and drawings. Though she writes some poetry, her first love is prose fiction, the novel in particular.

She has been published in literary journals, online and in print, such as the Lakeview Journal and The Purple Breakfast Review. Her piece, titled Aleppo, was long-listed for the DNA Out of Print Short Fiction Contest. She was also a winner of the Campus Diaries 25 Under 25 contest, a national talent hunt that highlighted the skills of 25 people in four categories: Photography, Design, Science and Technology, and Writing. Kane loves to write character-driven stories, and fantasy stories with a heavy focus on interpersonal conflicts.

Her first novel, The Sunlight Plane, was published in 2018, and is available at Crosswords bookstores across the country. Her short story, Mariska and Major, was featured in the award-winning speculative fiction podcast, Podcastle. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing.