Aashish Kaul was born in India, and educated in India and Australia. His writing has been published in Australia, Britain, India, and North America. His books include A Dream of Horses & Other Stories and the chess inspired novel The Queen’s Play. He is currently Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Recently, he also held a visiting appointment at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala.

Kaul also maintains an interest in photography. Some of his work has been included in juried exhibitions at galleries in Athens, Budapest, Minneapolis, and Rome; and in competitions such as All About Photo, Chromatic Awards, and Monovisions Photography Awards.