About the book
It’s 2050, and the world of Jerry, Aina and Dr Winnie Ngata is very different from ours. Most humans have an easy life. There are robots to make you a smoothie, take your avatar on a VR tour of any city you like, or bring you anyone you’re missing as a hologram in front of you.
But why are more and more people checking in to bad smell hotels?
What is causing them to fart so much that they can’t live with their families anymore? And what on earth is a Fartbit?
Bad Smell Hotel is a story to make you laugh and make you think, by Wellington father–daughter writing team Leela (11) and Rajorshi Chakraborti (a bit older), and illustrated by Dan Mills.
About the author
Rajorshi Chakraborti is a novelist, essayist and short story writer, who lives in Wellington. He was brought up in Kolkata and Mumbai in India and is the author of five novels and a short fiction collection for adults, and a young adult mystery called Mumbai Rollercoaster, which received an honourable mention in India’s Crossword Book Awards.
Leela Chakraborti is eleven and lives in Wellington and Bad Smell Hotel is her first book. She came up with the story with her dad on their walks during the first lockdown, when she was eight. Besides reading and writing, Leela enjoys dancing, drama, rock-climbing, singing, coding and swimming in the sea. And she probably spends way too much time on TikTok.