Sharmila Sen is the author of Not Quite Not White (Penguin) and the Editorial Director of Harvard University Press. Sharmila grew up in Calcutta, India, and arrived in the United States with her parents when she was twelve years old. She received her A.B. from Harvard and her Ph.D. from Yale in English literature. Prior to a career in publishing, she was a faculty member of the Harvard English department. She lives in Cambridge, MA, with her husband and their three teenage children.