Neelakshi Singh is a contemporary Hindi author. In 2004 she won Sahitya Academy Golden Jubilee Young Writers Award. Her story collections- Parinde Kaa Intezar Sa Kuchh, Jinki Mutthiyon Me Surakh Tha, Ibtida Ke Aage Khali Hi, and Novel- Shudhhipatra have been praised by literary critics. Her latest novel Khela is acclaimed for its powerful narration and language. The novel is a cartography of structures of power, politics of oil, international conflicts, and above all shades of resistance of an ordinary individual. Khela won O.P. Malviya Bharti Devi Samman 2021, KLF Book Award 2021, and Valley of Words Award 2022. Singh is the recipient of the Ramakant Smriti Puraskar (2002) and Katha Award (2004). Her latest non-fiction title- Hukum Desh ka Ikka Khota won the first Setu Pandulipi Samman (2022). At present, she is an employee with the State Bank of India.