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  • Dipika Mukherjee
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  • Dipika Mukherjee is an author, poet, and sociolinguist. Her fictional and academic work has focused on Southeast Asia, and especially Malaysia. Her debut novel was long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize as an unpublished manuscript, then published as Thunder Demons (Gyaana, 2011, South Asia) and Ode to Broken Things (Repeater, 2016, World, distributed by Penguin/Random House). The unpublished manuscript of her second novel won the Virginia Prize for Fiction and is being published as Shambala Junction by Aurora Metro (UK, 2016). She won the Gayatri GaMarsh Award for Literary Excellence (USA, 2015) and the Platform Flash Fiction Prize (India, 2009). Her short story collection Rules of Desire (Fixi, Malaysia, 2015) include stories that feature in Best Malaysian Short Stories 2015 (Doppelganger) and a story shortlisted for the DNA-OUT OF PRINT Short Fiction Contest 2015 (The Hierarchy of Grief). Her edited anthologies on Southeast Asian fiction include Champion Fellas (Word Works, 2016), Silverfish New Writing 6 (Silverfish, 2006) and The Merlion and Hibiscus (Penguin, 2002).

    She has two poetry collections: “The Third Glass of Wine” (Kolkata: Writer’s Workshop, 2015), and The Palimpsest of Exile, (Canada: Rubicon Press, 2009). Her writing appears in publications around the world including Asia Literary Review, World Literature Today, Rhino, Chicago Quarterly Review, Postcolonial Text and South Asian Review. She is Contributing Editor for Chicago Quarterly Review and Jaggery and curates an Asian/American Reading Series in Chicago.