Soon after graduating from law school, Reema Patel started writing her debut novel, which draws on her experience working in India's non-profit sector.

In 2013, an excerpt from her book won the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies' Penguin Random House Creative Writing Award, and was published in a chapbook called Three. She was a member of Diaspora Dialogues' long-form mentorship program in 2016.

Reema's as-yet-untitled novel will be published by McClelland & Stewart in 2020.