“Where everything is horrid” – Deccan Chronicle

‘Horrid High’ is the world’s most horrid school in new children’s book New Delhi: Award-winning author of children’s books Payal Kapadia was at a writer’s workshop when the character of a school bully came to her mind and her search...

The Hindu – “Malory Towers with a touch of Dahl”

In most school novels, you have boarding schools set in castles, filled with helpful teachers, great friends and superb food. Children spend most of their time solving mysteries or discovering fantastic beasts. Journalist-turned-author Payal Kapadia’s Horrid High...

The Good Book Corner interviews Payal Kapadia

Payal Kapadia’s Wisha Wozzariter won the Crossword Award for Children’s Writing in 2013. It is also on the 101 Indian Children’s Books We Love! list. We loved Horrid High and this December the next in the series Horrid High: Back to School is scheduled for release. We...

New Asian Writing interviews Payal Kapadia

Payal Kapadia studied English Literature at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. After studying Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago, she worked with Outlook in Mumbai and The Japan Times in Tokyo. Her debut novella, “Wisha Wozzariter,” won the Crossword Award...
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