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Lalita Noronha

Author's Bio

A native of India, Lalita Noronha came to the US on a Fulbright travel grant and earned her Ph.D. in microbiology. She is a widely published scientist, poet and writer. Her literary work has appeared in over eighty journals, magazines and anthologies, including The Baltimore Sun, The Christian Science Monitor, Catholic Digest, Crab Orchard Review, The Pedestal Magazine, and Gargoyle. Recent anthologies include “Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves, A Contemporary Anthology of Asian American Women’s Poetry (Deep Bowl Press, 2008,)Serenity Prayers, Poems and Prose(Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC) and New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers, 2008 and Get Well Wishes (Harper Collins.) Where Monsoons Cry is her debut collection of short stories, which serves as a backdrop for a lecture series (Glimpses of the Culture of India.)Currently working on a novel, she is a fiction editor for the Baltimore Review, and a science teacher at St. Paul’s School for Girls, Baltimore, Maryland.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Where Monsoons Cry (Black Words Press, 2004)
Anthologies:
Aunties: Thirty-five Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother (Ballantine Books, 2004), 2001: A Science Fiction Poetry Anthology (Anamnesis Press, 2001), Get Well Wishes, Prayers, Poems and Blessings (Harper Collins, 2000), Thy Mother's Glass (Wordhouse, 2000), Great Writers, Great Stories (IM Press, 1999), A Thousand Worlds (Aurat Books, 1998)
Journals:
Asian Pacific American Journal, Baltimore Review, Baltimore Sun, Christian Science Monitor, Crab Orchard Review, Lite, Potomac Review, Reed Magazine
Prizes:
-Maryland Literary Arts Award (1997 and 2001) -Maryland State ARts Council Individual Artist Award, 2002 National League of American Pen Women, 1998 City Paper (1st prize) 2006

Lalita Noronha Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Zahir by Paulo Coelho, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: January 31, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Asian American
Prefers to work with:
Seniors
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Bombay

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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