Lalita Noronha

600 Straffan Drive, #304
Baltimore, MD 21093
(410) 252-8483

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

Where Monsoons Cry
(Black Words Press, 2004)
2001: A Science Fiction Poetry Anthology
(Anamnesis Press, 2001)
, A Thousand Worlds
(Aurat Books, 1998)
, Aunties: Thirty-five Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother
(Ballantine Books, 2004)
, Get Well Wishes, Prayers, Poems and Blessings
(Harper Collins, 2000)
, Great Writers, Great Stories
(IM Press, 1999)
, Thy Mother's Glass
(Wordhouse, 2000)
Asian Pacific American Journal, Baltimore Review, Baltimore Sun, Christian Science Monitor, Crab Orchard Review, Lite, Potomac Review, Reed Magazine
Prizes Won: 
-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

Personal Favorites

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

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Asian American
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Bombay, India
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Last updated: Jan 31, 2012