Buku Sarkar is a writer and photographer whose work has appeared in various magazines and journals including NYRB, n+1, Raleigh Review, Threepenny Review, The New York Times, Huffington Post and Mint Lounge. She graduated from UEA's MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2011. Her photographs have been exhibited at ICP in New York, Art Basel, Miami, and venues across the US and Europe and she has featured in Fleur and Arbor magazine and The Photographers’ Gallery, London. She received the Andrew Nelson Lytle Award for best short story in 2021. Her photobook Photowali Didi was published in 2022. Buku lives in Kolkata and New York.