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Kankana Basu,
Assistant Editor

Kankana Basu

I polish stories by helping find the right words and putting them where they belong.

Favourite book
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Six-word memoir
Ruminated long on this little life


  • Has a wealth of specialized editorial experience across mediums and genres with established and emerging writers, as well as sound knowledge of best practices in publishing
  • Started with Penguin Random House, going on to work with the rest of the leading Big 4 and dynamic independent publishers worldwide
  • Awarded numerous academic and professional awards by bodies such as Bertelsmann, the Government of India, the Mitsubishi UFJ Trust, Simon Fraser University, and the universities of Delhi and Oxford
  • Holds a master’s degree with distinction in English and American Studies from the University of Oxford

Deepest fear
The inevitable ending of things