Of Goan origin, Selma Carvalho grew up in Dubai, spent several years in the snow-bound prairie of Minnesota, USA, before moving to London in 2008. She is the author of the non-fiction book, A Railway Runs Through: Goans of British East Africa, 1865-1980. Between 2011-2014, she headed the Oral Histories of British-Goans project funded by the UK Heritage Lottery Fund. She is widely published in India as a columnist and features writer. She has only now returned to her first love, fiction-writing.