Agni Tripathi was born in Calcutta, to parents who work for the state Government. Agni’s early years were full of frequent relocations, as a consequence of which he ended up going to thirteen different schools. His travels presented him with an opportunity to experience India in its truly diverse form. His interactions with colorful people from the different walks of life encouraged him to begin writing from a very young age. The Line Reader, a collection of short stories, is the first book of this promising young author.