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The creative author behind the comic book series Butterfingers, Khyrunnisa A. is an award-winning Indian author of children's fiction, speaker, educator, and columnist. Writing on classics and popular works of fiction she was a columnist for The New Indian Express and The Hindu where she wrote a famous fortnightly humor column, Inside View. Now a full-time writer, in the early days she freelanced for publications like Outlook Traveller, Manorama Year Book, and Kerala Calling, among others. She regularly writes for the children’s magazine Dimdima and her stories, for adults and children, have been published in various anthologies such as Puffin, Children's Book Trust, Talking Cub, Red Panda, and Unisun Publications.

Having several bestsellers under her name, she has also written books for adults including Tongue in Cheek: The Funny Side of Life (2019) and Chuckle Merry Spin: Us in the U.S. Along with a short novel, Baby and Dubdub, she has written two collections of delightful animal stories, The Lizard of Oz and Other Stories and The Crocodile Who Ate Butter Chicken for Breakfast and Other Stories. Her written work not only engages readers but also has grabbed the attention of prominent authors in the entertainment and political world.

Smash It, Butterfingers! a rollicking badminton-based novel and the seventh in the Butterfingers series, came out in July 2021. This book was longlisted for the JK Paper and Times of India Auther Awards 2022 in the Children's Literature category and also featured in Times of India's top ten books for children 2021. Her recent release The World of Butterfingers: Adventure in Texas and Other Stories is a 3-in-1 comic and has already been highly recommended in the rating charts.

Butterfingers, Khyrunnisa's participation ticket for the Annual All India Tinkle Short Story competition for adult writers of children's fiction in 1996, won her the second prize. She went on to win the first prize in the competition for the next seven consecutive years from 1997 to 2003. In 2007, she won the prestigious Unisun Children's Fiction Award. She also has five Children's Book Trust prizes to her credit.

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