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.