Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Publications & Prizes
- The Asian Writer in the UK list Sweta’s upcoming novel, Louisiana Catch, on their Books to Read in 2018 list.
- Better American Poetry, 2017, US, Nomination (Poetry), “I Write,” “Wait for Me,” and “Fifty Minutes from New Delhi” from the collection Saris and a Single Malt
- Pushcart Prize, 2016, US, Nomination (Poetry), “I Write” from the collection Saris and a Single Malt
- Sweta is nominated for the prestigious Split The Rock Award, for her poem, “Working Girl,” for poetry and activism, 2016, US
- Pushcart Prize, 2015, US, Nomination (Poetry), “Nickname and Nectar” from the collection Wet Silence
- Sweta wins the International Poetry Award, 2015, UK
- Pushcart Prize, 2013, US, Nomination (Poetry), “Superwoman” from the collection No Ocean Here
- “Brothel,” one of Sweta’s poems from her latest poetry collection, No Ocean Here, is selected to be a part of ArtWorks for Freedom, an anti-human trafficking benefit concert and campaign
- Sweta is awarded the Joan Jakobson Scholarship, Fiction, Wesleyan Writers Conference, 2013, US
- Sweta’s poem “Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome” is selected to be a part of an AIDS awareness film: The Dawn
- Indian Book Reviews votes Perfectly Untraditional as Best Read of the Month for March 2012
- Selected by the Queens Council on the Arts as a participant for the 2012 Build Your Own Business for Writers program, US .
- Interviewed by NY1 and chosen as the “Queens Person of the Week,” US .
- Novel Perfectly Untraditional was voted as The Best Read of the Month for March 2012, India
- Independent Literary Awards 2011, US, Short-listed, (Poetry collection), Beyond the Scent of Sorrow
- Asian American Members’ Choice Awards 2011, US, Nomination (Poetry collection), Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors
- Poem “Enough” was nominated for Best of The Net 2011 Nominations, 2011, US
- Winner of the Azsacra International Poetry Award, 2011, Russia
- Pushcart Prize, 2011, US, Nomination (Poetry Collection), Not All Birds Sing
- Wesleyan Scholarship for the Wesleyan Writers Conference, 2011, Connecticut, US
- Pushcart Prize, 2010, US, Nomination (Poetry collection), Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors
- Part scholarship for Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, 2010, San Francisco, US .Unisun Poetry Prize, 2010, India, Shortlist (English Poetry)