Janice Pariat is an Indian poet and writer. 

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Pariat was born in Jorhat, Assam, and grew up between Shillong and several tea estates in Assam. 

She was educated at Loreto Convent, Shillong and The Assam Valley School. 

Thereafter she obtained a BA in English Literature from St. Stephen's College, Delhi and an MA in History of Art 

She is the editor of online literary journal Pyrta, which she founded in 2010 

In 2013, Pariat's debut collection of short stories Boats on Land won the Sahitya Akademi Young Writer Award for the English language 

The same work was also shortlisted for the 2013 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize, and longlisted for the 2013 uday lakhanpal International Short Story Award 

the 2013 Tata Literature Live! First Book Award.[15] Seahorse was shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize (2015) 

Pariat teaches Creative Writing and History of Art at Ashoka University. 

Her debut collection of short stories, won the 2013 Sahitya Akademi Young Writer Award for the English language