Panchali Mukherji was born in Calcutta, India in 1973. She was educated in India and the USA, and has obtained two Master’s degrees, in the fields of Literature and Communications. She has worked in advertising and as a qualitative research consultant, specialising in the analysis of consumer psychology. She has travelled extensively across India and other countries and been exposed to diverse geographical and psychological landscapes, which have influenced her writing. She has also studied film-making and is engaged in developing scripts and ideas for documentaries.
Panchali now resides in Dublin, Ireland. She has just finished writing her first collection of poetry, and is working on a book of poems for children. She has recently been published by Dedalus Press in the anthology Landing Places and has read her work at the 2010 Dublin Book Festival.