Jyotsna Sreenivasan

Columbus, OH

Author's Bio

My new novel is And Laughter Fell from the Sky, "a stirring contemporary love story about two young Indian-Americans trying to find love and their place in the world, while dealing with the confines and pressures of their culture and their families." I am also the author of two novels for children: Aruna's Journeys and The Moon Over Crete. I've written three nonfiction books. Ela Bhatt: Uniting Women in India is a biography for young people, published in 2000 by the Feminist Press. Utopias in American History is a reference encyclopedia published in 2008 by ABC-CLIO. Poverty and Government in America will be out in 2009 from ABC-CLIO. I am especially interested in opportunities to teach writing to teens.

Publications and Prizes

And Laughter Fell from the Sky
(HarperCollins Publishers, 2012)
Living in America: Poetry and Fiction by South Asian American Writers
(Westview Press, 1995)
, Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting
(City Works Press, 2010)
American Literary Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, India Currents, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Nassau Review, Phantasmagoria, Tampa Review, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature

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Last updated: Jun 17, 2016