VoW 2019 - Speaker
Ruby Gupta is a bestselling author, who initially chose to study science, then switched to creative writing, dabbled in journalism, was awarded two gold medals for English literature, earned a PhD and thereafter joined the world of academics.
An awardee of the GSE as Cultural Ambassador for USA by Rotary International and the recipient of the Pratibha Samman Award, she has published the following books:
1. No Illusions in Xanadu, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019
2. A Degree in Death, Alchemy Publishers, 2012
3. Maya – A Novel, Pilgrims Publishing, 2009
4. Khushwant Singh: Reality and Myth, Classical Publishing Co., 2003
5. The Fulfilment: A Collection of Short Stories, Har-Anand Publications, 1996
6. Basic Technical Communication, Cambridge Publishers, 2009
7. Advanced Technical Communication, Cambridge Publishers, 2010
8. Creativity Decoded: Mind and Art of Selected Poets, Indian Military Academy, 2017.
Her unputdownable bestseller novel, A Degree in Death was Long Listed for the Crossword Award 2013.
Her latest murder mystery novel, No Illusions in Xanadu has been published by the internationally renowned, Bloomsbury Publishing (publisher of the Harry Potter Books).
Of her eight books, four are non-fiction, whereas four are fiction. Her forte is mystery and all her novels are essentially mysteries. Her current focus is crime fiction and both her recent novels, A Degree in Death and No Illusions in Xanadu are murder mysteries and feature the intriguingly dapper detective, Professor Shantanu Bose.
Her novels have received rave reviews in The Hindu, India Today, Spectrum – The Sunday Tribune, The Times of India, The Tribune, The Pioneer, Garhwal Post, The Telegraph, The Doon Times, Hindustan, etc.
An avid traveller and adventure lover, she has visited England, Poland, USA, Vatican City, China, France, Egypt, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Thailand, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, New Zealand, and Switzerland.
Currently she is working as Professor and HoD of Humanities at a renowned Govt. Institution in Dehradun, and is working on her next crime thriller novel.