© Saumya Dave, 2019; Photo credit: Sultan Khan

Saumya Dave is a writer, psychiatrist, and mental health advocate.

Saumya’s debut novel, Well-Behaved Indian Women, explores how three generations of women find the courage to create their own paths amidst unearthed secrets and mismatched expectations. It will be published by Berkley / Penguin Random House in Summer 2020. 

Her essays, articles, and poetry have been featured in The New York Times, ABC News, Refinery29, HuffPost, and other publications.


Saumya is also co-founder of the mental health nonprofit thisisforHER and an Adjunct Professor at Mount Sinai. 

She lives in New York City with her husband. When she’s not working, she can be found binge watching too many shows, fawning over dogs in Madison Square Park, or looking for the next great chocolate chip cookie (current favorite: Chip NYC).

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