Shreen Vaid was born in Jaipur, India, to a fighter pilot’s family from the Indian Air Force. Much of her childhood was spent travelling across the length and breadth of the country with her family.

After she turned thirteen, her parents sent her to an international boarding school in the foothills of the Himalayas. At Woodstock, Shreen enhanced her understanding of diversity, interacting with her classmates from over 15 countries, and began to observe intricate details of human behavior, experiences and see an amalgamation of wide worldviews in a confined surrounding. Empathy became a huge part of her loud global soul. Later, she attended the University of Manchester, UK, to study International Relations and Politics. Since her graduation in July 2014, she has spent her time undertaking projects to study identity via stories of loss, grief and resilience. All of these tales of different people compelled her to begin a career in writing. Her debut novel, Saudade, is to be published in 2017.img_1193-e1488868715296