The son of a respected judge and the youngest of three children, Digonta Bordoloi grew up moving around Northeast India. This mobile, multicultural upbringing made him socially adaptable and fluent in six languages before the age of fifteen. As a young man, Digonta moved to Mumbai where he worked as a copywriter in advertising. Once the gloss of corporate life wore off, he set sail for Africa, spending time in Uganda, then Swaziland and Tanzania, reconnecting with a slower pace of life and wrote his first novel, Slow... It was while on a safari in a game park in Africa that he met the love of his life. Today, he and his wife, Susie, call India and Australia home.