The Annotated Table of Contents and Biographies for Women Writers Week 2022 | Chaz’s Diary

Book excerpt: When women invented television


Born and raised in New Delhi, India, Nandini immigrated to Texas with her family in 2000. While studying at New York University, she interned for New York One, BBC America and the International Emmys. After earning a degree in film studies in 2014, Nandini misguidedly moved to Los Angeles to work in post-production.

After ten years in various parts of the country, Nandini returned to Fort Worth, where she grew up, and currently works as a writing tutor to high school immigrant and refugee students in the public school system. His main interests are his dog Apollo, baking, television, American literature, public transport and leftism, not necessarily in that order. His writings can be found at AV Club, The New Republic, Men’s Journal, Pacific Standard, Vice, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Lit Hub, LA Review of Book.

Republished television review: Inventing Anna


Laura Boyes is a programmer and host of the Moviediva film series at the Carolina Theater in Durham, NC.

His film essays can be read at

Essay: Women of cloak and dagger


Monica Castillo is a freelance writer and film critic who graduated from the University of Southern California Annenberg. Although she first went to Boston University for biochemistry and molecular biology before landing in the sociology department, she continued to review films for The Boston Phoenix, WBUR, Dig Boston, The Boston Globe, and co-hosted the “Cinema Fix” podcast.

After a stint as an entertainment reporter for International Business Times, she is back freelancing for, NPR, Village Voice, Tribeca Film, Paste Magazine, Remezcla, among others. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Women Film Critics Circle, and was co-chair of the Boston Online Film Critics Association. Monica has traveled to a few film festivals, met a few living legends, and has some great stories about hitchhiking to red carpet premieres. She can usually be found online talking about the movie she just watched.