Aashish Kaul was born in India, and educated in India and Australia. His writing has been published in Australia, Britain, India, and the United States. 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.

Kaul also maintains an interest in photography. Some of his recent 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, Monovisions Photography Awards, and The Motif Collective.