Mahak Jain is the author of the picture book Maya, which was a CBC Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and the winner of the 2017 South Asia Book Award. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in The Journey Prize Stories 28PRISM international, The New QuarterlyJoyland MagazineThe Humber Literary Review, and Room Magazine. She has been long listed for the Journey Prize and PRISM’s Short Fiction Contest, and placed second in the Humber Literary Review Emerging Writers Fiction Contest. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph and was previously the Managing Editor at Owlkids and at Lobster Press. She teaches creative writing at the University of Guelph and is co-host and organizer of the Emerging Writers Reading Series.

Mahak teaches writing for children and young adults at InkWell Workshops and is a member of the InkWell collective.