Janice is a writer based between London and New Delhi & Shillong (depending on the weather). She studied English Literature at St Stephen’s College, Delhi, and History of Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Her work – including art reviews, cultural features, book reviews, fiction and poetry – has featured in a wide number of national magazines & newspapers including OPEN, Art India, Tehelka, India Today, Caravan: A Journal of Culture & Politics, Forbes India, Outlook & Outlook Traveller, Motherland, Biblio: A Review of Books and Timeout Delhi, among others.

Janice was awarded a Swiss Arts Council artist fellowship in 2011 to work on “Our Friend Nino” – a graphic project involving the interweaving of image and text as documentary of a 16-year correspondence between her father and a Swiss gentleman named Nino who lived in Lucerne. She edits Pyrta, an online literary journal of poetry, prose, photo essays and sketches.

Her first book Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories has been published by Random House, India, in October 2012.


Janice Pariat