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 appeared in international juried exhibitions and competitions, including at the PRAXIS Gallery, Minneapolis; PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary; and The Motif Collective.