Annabel Kantaria

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In 2013, journalist Annabel Kantaria won the inaugural Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Montegrappa Prize for First Fiction. Her work caught the eye of London agent Luigi Bonomi and Kantaria went on to secure a three-book contract with Harlequin’s MIRA Books.

Her debut novel, Coming Home, was the reworked version of her prize-winning manuscript; her second novel, The Disappearance was published in 2016; and her third novel will be published in 2017.

Kantaria was editor of Emirates Woman before she left office life to work as a freelance journalist and author.

She lives in Dubai with her husband and two children.