Purva Grover

Journalist, Author

Purva Grover is a journalist, poetess, playwright, and stage director. She is the founder-editor of The
Indian Trumpet, a quarterly digital magazine for Indian expats, and works as the assistant editor with
a UAE national daily, & Editor, for a magazine for young adults.
She is backed with a post-graduate degree in mass communication and literature. She resides in
Dubai, UAE. She made her debut as an author with The Trees Told Me So. Born & brought up in
colourful-chaotic India, she writes in English.
In the capacity of director-founder of the Dubai Written Words Society, she conducts fortnightly writing workshops, author interaction events, open mic sessions, etc. for the writing fraternity in UAE. In 2020, she wrote and directed a play for Short + Sweet Theatre Sharjah, the largest festival of 10-minute plays in the world, and won the Best Writer and Overall production Award. In April 2017, she was selected as one of the five local writers in the UAE to write and direct a theatrical
production for a show called Queens of Drama, which focused on women-centric themes. In August
2017, she won the best director & playwright award at Short & Sweet Kolkata (India). In Dubai, in
2016, she had won the Judges’ Choice Award as part of the same festival. Her plays have been recognised for the bold content and unique directorial approach.
She has also participated and completed the NaNoWriMo challenge three years in succession, 2014,
2015, and 2016; and lately in 2019. She is addicted to the idea of penning down tales to discover her favourite word.