Inderjeet Mani

Fiction Writer

Austin, TX
Texas US

Author's Bio

Inderjeet Mani is a writer, scientist, and professor who retired early from Silicon Valley to Thailand, where he volunteered in the Golden Triangle with the hill-tribe fictionalized in the novel Toxic Spirits. Born in India and educated across four continents, he studied creative writing at Penn (with Carlos Fuentes), at Bread Loaf (with Patricia Hampl), and at Harvard (with Paul Harding).

Prior to working in Silicon Valley, he was based in Washington, DC and Boston as a professor as well as a scientist at a not-for-profit think-tank advising the US government on advanced AI technology. His affiliations have included Georgetown University (Associate Professor), Yahoo (Senior Director), Cambridge University (Visiting Fellow), MITRE (Senior Principal Scientist), Brandeis University (Visiting Scholar), and MIT (Research Affiliate).

Mani’s six previous books (two of which have been translated into Japanese) include The Imagined Moment, on the computing of time in narrative, and other titles are from Oxford and MIT Press. His stories and essays have been published in  3:AM MagazineAeon, Apple Valley Review, Cargo LiteraryDrunken Boat (Finalist for the Pan Literary Award, also one of Story South’s Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2007), Eclectica, Future Library: Contemporary Indian WritingNew World Writing,  Nimrod (Finalist for Katherine Anne Porter Prize),  PANK, Short Fiction Journal, Slow Trains, StreetlightStorgy, The Deccan Herald, The Hindu, Unsung StoriesWord Riot, and many other venues. 

Publications & Prizes

3:AM Magazine
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Drunken Boat
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Plum Ruby Review
Short FICTION (England)
Slow Trains
Word Riot
Prizes won: 

2003 Short Fiction award (WIND Magazine) 2002 Very Short Fiction award (Glimmer Train)

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South Asian
Fluent in: 
English, French, Hindi
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Last update: Sep 10, 2022