About Pallavi Aiyar

Pallavi AiyarAn award winning journalist, Pallavi Aiyar has worked as a foreign correspondent for over 15 years, reporting from China, Europe, South East Asia and Japan. She is the author of the 2008 China-memoir, Smoke and Mirrors, which won the Vodafone-Crossword Popular award. Her 2011 novel, Chinese Whiskers, a modern fable set in Beijing, was published in the United States, Italy, Belgium and India. She is also lead author of a special Lonely Planet guide to China for the Indian market. Her book on contemporary Europe's crises, Punjabi Parmesan, Dispatches from a Europe in Crisis, is also published in the United States as New Old World: An Indian Journalist Discovers the Changing Face of Europe. Her latest books are Babies and Bylines: Parenting on the Move and Choked.

Pallavi is a 2014 World Economic Forum, Young Global Leader. She was also a Reuters Fellow at Oxford University in 2007. She is the youngest winner of the Prem Bhatia memorial prize for political reporting for her dispatches from China.

Pallavi is currently based in Tokyo, from where she writes about Japan for Indian and international publications. She has first class degrees in Philosophy, History and Media Sociology from St Stephens College, Delhi University, Oxford University and the London School of Economics."

She can be contacted at: pallavi.aiyar@gmail.com