Niyati Keni was born in London of Indian parents. She studied medicine and practises as a palliative care physician. She has travelled extensively within Asia. She now lives in West Sussex with her daughter. She is currently working on her second novel.
Esperanza Street, her first novel is a ‘luminous, revelatory study on the connection between person and place’ (Kirkus Reviews, Feb 2015). It was listed by Booktrust as one of their ‘Books we like’ of January 2015. It was also listed by author and editor Joanna Luloff as one of her ‘anticipated books of 2015’ at the online literary journal, Memorious Mag.