Pranesh Prasad is a Canberra-based novelist, legal scholar and columnist for The Huffington Post. His new novel The Hidden Imam which explores gender, religious and caste inequalities will be released in late 2017. His published work include the novels The Ultimate Laugh (2010) and A Half-Baked Life (2013) which deal with issues such as identity, terrorism, freedom of speech and genocide. He has been a speaker at numerous literary festivals, seminars and conferences in India and elsewhere. He also develops and teaches courses in creative writing and the law, and was a panel member at the 2016 IIigan National Writers’ Workshop in the Philippines.