Annie Zaidi writes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and scripts for the stage and the screen.


'Gulab' is a new novella about paranormal love, published by Harper Collins India.
[Reviews here]

'Sleep Tight' is an e-single, a short story, published by Harper Collins India (available only in digital format).

'Love Stories # 1 to 14' is a collection of short stories published by Harper Collins India. [Reviews here]

'The Bad Boy’s Guide to the Good Indian Girl' is a series of interlinked stories written in collaboration with Smriti Ravindra, published by Zubaan. It has gone into reprint with a shorter title: The Good Indian Girl. [Reviews here]

'Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales', is a collection of essays that draw upon reportage, travel and personal history, published by Tranquebar Press. It was short-listed for the Vodafone Crossword Book Awards (Non-fiction) 2010 and translated into Italian as ‘I Miei Luoghi’. [Reviews here]

'Crush(Jaico) is a series of illustrated poems made in collaboration with Gynelle Alves.

'The Almost Drizzles of May' (Pilgrims) is a collection of poems written by Prateebha Tuladhar, Smriti Jaiswal and Annie Zaidi. 

Some essays, poems and short stories have appeared in various anthologies: 

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean (Zubaan/Allen Unwin)
Dharavi (Harper Collins India)
Mumbai Noir (Akshic/Harper Collins India)
Women Changing India (Zubaan)
Journeys Through Rajasthan (Rupa)
First Proof: 2 (Penguin India)
21 Under 40 (Zubaan)
India Shining, India Changing (Tranquebar)
Kavi Kala (Madness Mandali)
Writing Love (Rupa) 


Jaal’ (Hindi) opened at Prithvi Theatre as part of Writers Bloc: 3, a drama festival in Mumbai, January 2012. 

'So Many Socks' (English), opened at Prithvi Theatre in September 2012. It was nominated in several categories including best script, for the prestigious META awards for theatre in India.

Her first full-length script ‘Name, Place, Animal, Thing’ was short-listed for The Hindu Metroplus Playwright Award, 2009

A radio play, Jam’ was the regional (South Asia) winner for the BBC’s International Playwriting Competition 2011.

A short film script 'Sujata' was one of five films that were released as 'Shorts' in 2013.


'Who will See the Light?" an informal reporter's diary observing displacement in Madhya Pradesh was published by Vikas Samvad, and was translated into Hindi as 'Kiske Hisse Aayegi Raushni'.

Her work has appeared in literary magazines like Out of PrintThe Little Magazine, Desilit, The Northeast ReviewPratilipi, The Raleigh Review, Prairie Schooner, Big BridgeMintCaravanIndian Literature (Sahitya Akademi) and Asian Cha.

She has written for several publications including OpenMid-DayFrontline, The HinduElle, Forbes IndiaFeminaMarie ClaireTehelka, and the Deccan HeraldShe wrote a weekly column for the DNA (Daily News and Analysis) for over two years.

She is a regular contributor to 'The Small Picture' in the Mint.

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