Avani Dwivedi is an author and illustrator living in Jersey City, NJ. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a B.F.A in Illustration in 2019. Avani grew up in Mumbai, India and later moved to the States to pursue her passion of becoming an artist. Even when away from home, she held on to her most precious gems — memories of her sweet childhood, the lived experience of being a South-Asian woman and her love for creating whimsical art. She aims to paint stories and illustrations through which she can share a more diverse perspective of the world.
Her debut author/illustrated picture book, My Bollywood Dream is scheduled to be published in Spring 2023 by Walker Books in UK and Candlewick Press in the U.S.. She also worked as the illustrator for several books to be published next year and through 2025.