Nillu Nasser was born in London, UK, to Indian parents.
She studied English and German Literature at Warwick University, followed by European Politics at Humboldt University, Berlin. After graduating, Nillu worked in national and regional politics, but eventually reverted to her first love: writing.
Nillu’s debut novel, All the Tomorrows, was published in 2017, followed by Hidden Colours in 2018. Her third novel, The Refuge of Masks, is due to be released in 2019. Her stories often take place in rich settings and explore the search for identity from an outsider’s perspective.
Nillu also blogs and writes short fiction. Her work can be found in Mosaics 2: A Collection of Independent Women (2016) and UnCommonly Good (2017)
First and foremost, though, Nillu is a reader. She is happiest barefoot with a book in hand. They are the first thing she unpacks when she is somewhere new.
She lives in London with her husband and three children. If you fly into Gatwick and look hard enough, you will see her furiously scribbling in her garden office, where she is working on her next story.