English-language editions are available from HarperCollinsIndia, Secker & Warburg UK, & Vintage UK. Translations appear in French; German; Greek; and Japanese.
Selected as one of 52 Finalists in Granta’s 1995 Best Young American Novelists under Forty campaign for The Journey. Inheritance was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers Book.
Essays and short fiction in Antaeus, Black Renaissance, Bombay Gin, Half and Half: Writers on Biracialism & Biculturalism, Glamour, Mississippi Review, and Newsday-Long Island. As Sweet As Honey and Inheritance just released in trade paperbacks from Vintage Books and as e-books from Random House. The Journey is also available as an e-book from Random House, and in trade paper from Beacon Press.
Taught fiction writing and essay writing at Vassar College; University of Missoui-Columbia; University of California-San Diego; University of California-Santa Cruz; Long Island University- Southampton; Lesley University; New College of California; the University of Colorado-Boulder; Naropa University; and currently at Emerson College.
Born in 1960 in Srirangam, India.Grew up in St. Louis, MO and Rockland County, NY. Attended Stella Maris College;
Grateful for fellowships from The North County Paden Institute for Writers of Color; The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College; The W.K. Rose Fellowship at Vassar College; The MacDowell Colony; and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.