Dr. Amitha Jagannath Knight is a graduate of MIT and Tufts University School of Medicine. In 2012, she won the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award.
While her parents were originally from South India, she and her siblings (including her identical twin!) were born in the United States
Dr. Knight has lived in Texas and Arkansas, and now lives in Massachusetts with her one husband, two children, and two cats.