Dipika Mukherjee

Chicago, IL 60605

Author's Bio

Dipika Mukherjee’s debut novel, Thunder Demons, was published by Gyaana Books in July 2011. This novel was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2009. Her second novel, Finding Piya, is being marketed by Greene & Heaton for a UK release. She has edited two anthologies of short stories: Silverfish New Writing 6 (Silverfish, 2006) and The Merlion and Hibiscus (Penguin, 2002) and her first poetry collection, The Palimpsest of Exile, was published by Rubicon Press in 2009. Her work has appeared in publications around the world, including the Asia Literary Review, The South Asia Review, Freefall, Del Sol Review, Terracotta Typewriter, Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, New Writing Dundee, Pilot Pocket Books, Asiatic, and Platform, among others. She is currently Professor of Linguistics at Shanghai International Studies University and divides her time between America, India, Malaysia and China, calling all four places home.

Publications and Prizes

(New Writing Dundee, 2009)
, My Death
(Pilot Pocket Books, 2009)
Asia Literary Review, Del Sol Review, Flashquake, FreeFall, Muse india, Poetry Quarterly, South Asian Review, Terracotta Typewriter
The Palimpsest of Exile

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South Asian
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Fluent in: 
Bengali;Bangla, English, Hindi, Urdu
Born in: 
New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, Geneva, Jakarta, Wellington, Kuala Lumpur
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Last updated: Jan 28, 2014