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Leeya Mehta writes a bi-monthly column for the Independent on the reading and writing life, "The Company We Keep." She is a prize-winning poet and author of A Story of the World Before the Fence and The Towers of Silence. She is an editor with Plume Poetry. Leeya grew up in Bombay and was a Radhakrishnan Scholar at Oxford University. After travels through the Arctic borderlands and Japan, she now lives in Washington, DC, where she works in international development. She has just finished a novel, Extinction. Discover her latest work here.
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