Reema Patel holds a BA from McGill University and a JD from the University of Windsor. She has spent the past ten years working in provincial and municipal government. Such Big Dreams is her debut novel, and it was informed by her work in the youth non-profit sector and in human rights advocacy in Mumbai. The novel was named a Loan Stars Top Ten Pick, a CBC Canadian Fiction title to watch, one of Audible’s Best Debuts of 2022, and an Amazon Best Book of 2022. Patel lives in Toronto, where she currently works as a lawyer.