Anika Hussain was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden but currently lives and writes in Bath, Somerset. She is a graduate of the Bath Spa MAWYP. Not having seen herself in the books she read as a teenager, Anika writes YA novels with South Asian characters at the heart of the story.
Aside from writing and working as an Operations Manager, Anika is involved with the Hawkins Project, founded by Dave Eggers, to elevate the voices of young people in the publishing industry. In her free time, Anika rewatches Love Island, listens to too many true crime podcasts, and sings pop-punk songs loudly around her apartment.
Anika has had short stories published in various anthologies such as, De Tysta Tänker Högst, published by the Swedish non-profit Berättaministeriet in collaboration with the publishing house Bokförlaget Forum, and Keyhole Stories: Dead Ends. Anika has also had a number of opinion pieces published about writing as a craft, the impact Young Adult novels have on society, and the importance of representation.
Anika is represented by Alice Sutherland-Hawes at ASH Literary