Dipika Mukherjee

Chicago, IL 60605

Author's Bio

Dipika Mukherjee’s second novel, Shambala Junction, won the Virginia Prize for Fiction (Aurora Metro, 2016). Her debut novel, Thunder Demons (Gyaana, 2011), was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and republished as Ode to Broken Things (Repeater, 2016). She won the Liakoura Prize for Poetry (USA, 2016) and the Gayatri GaMarsh Award for Literary Excellence (USA, 2015) as well as the Platform Flash Fiction Prize (India, 2009). Her short story collections include Rules of Desire (Fixi, Malaysia, 2015) and edited collections 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 (Writer’s Workshop, 2015), and The Palimpsest of Exile (Rubicon Press, 2009).

Publications and Prizes

Ode to Broken Things
(Penguin Random House, 2016)
, Rules of Desire
(Fixi Novo, 2015)
, Shambala Junction
(Theatre Communications Group, 2017)
(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
Prizes Won: 
Shambala Junction. Winner of the 4th Virginia Prize for Fiction. Aurora Metro Books, (UK, 20160)Liakoura Prize for Poetry (USA, 2016)Winner of the Gayatri GaMarsh Memorial Awards for Literary Excellence (English Category), Ananda Mandir, New Jersey ($500). 2014.Thunder Demons, Unpublished Novel, Longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize (July 2009)The Roof, The Sky, First Prize in Platform Flash Fiction Competition, April 2009. Platform: Writer’s Edition, May-June 2009, 96. 

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
South Asian
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Fluent in: 
Bengali;Bangla, English, Hindi, Urdu
Born in: 
New Delhi, India
Raised in: 
New Delhi, Geneva, Jakarta, Wellington, Kuala Lumpur
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Last updated: Mar 13, 2017