Mitra Phukan is a writer, translator, columnist and a trained classical vocalist who lives in Guwahati, Assam. Her published literary works include four children’s books, a biography, two novels, ‘The Collector’s Wife’ and ‘A Monsoon of Music’, both published by Penguin-Zubaan, and a collection of fifty of her columns, ‘Guwahati Gaze’. Her most recent works are a translation of Jyanpeeth Awardee Birendra Kumar Bhattacharjee’s novel, ‘Kobor aru Phool’ , ‘Blossoms in the Graveyard’, (Niyogi Publications) and a collection of her own short stories, ‘A Full Night’s Thievery’, (Speaking Tiger) both of which appeared in October 2016. Her short stories have appeared in various journals worldwide. Her works have been translated into many languages. As a translator herself, she has put across the works of some of the best known contemporary writers of fiction in Asomiya into English. She writes widely on music, both as a reviewer and a fiction writer. Her column ‘All Things Considered’ in The Assam Tribune is very widely read.