Only-child, first-generation daughter of Indian immigrants, born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.  Alumna of St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Rice University (B.A. in Religious Studies), & The University of Arizona (M.F.A. in Creative Writing).  Teacher with over a decade of experience in middle and high school classrooms.  Writer of personal essays, including two books: The Pomegranate King, self-published in 2013, and Brown White Black, forthcoming from Picador in February 2019.  Former food blogger.  Wife.  Mother.  Friend.  Unabashed theatre nerd.  Baker of impressively flaky buttermilk biscuits.  Voracious reader of literary fiction.  Proud board member of this important organization.

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