Author of the novels
The Cosmopolitans, Neti, Neti and Lunatic in my Head;
the short fiction collections
A Day in the Life and Difficult Pleasures;
the book of poems Street on the Hill;
the children's book Sitara Grows Up

Currently a Homi Bhabha Fellow
Co-director, Bangalore's World Famous Semi-Deluxe Writing Program


A Day in the Life
Winner, Valley of Words Award 2019
Shortlisted for the Hindu Best Fiction Award 2018

The Cosmopolitans
Shortlisted for the Sahitya Akademi Award 2019
Shortlisted for the Crossword Fiction Award 2016

Difficult Pleasures
Shortlisted for the Hindu Best Fiction Award 2012
Shortlisted for the Crossword Fiction Award 2012

Neti, Neti
Shortlisted for the Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010
Longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2011
Longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2008

Lunatic in my Head
Shortlisted for the Crossword Fiction Award 2008


Published in

Granta, Paris Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Griffith Review, Baffler, Wasafiri, The Caravan, Indian Quarterly, Critical Quarterly, World Literature Today, Public Books, Asia Literary Review, Heat Magazine, The Literary Review, Fulcrum, Karavan, Ord & Bild, Timeout, Indian Literature, Kavya Bharati, Chandrabhaga, Himal, Tehelka, Outlook, Mint Lounge, Hindu Literary Review, Indian Review of Books and others.


Notable anthologies

A History of Indian Poetry in English (Cambridge University Press)
Insider/Outsider: Belonging and Unbelonging in the Northeast (Amaryllis)
The Complete Short Stories of Premchand (Penguin)
Writing the City (Orient BlackSwan)
Walking Towards Ourselves: Indian Women Tell Their Stories (Hardie Grant Books and HarperCollins)
A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces (Aleph)
Shaping the World: Women Writers on Themselves (Hay House)
These My Words: The Penguin Book of Indian Poetry
HarperCollins Book of Indian Poetry
India: A Traveller’s Literary Companion (HarperCollins & Whereabouts Press)
The Popcorn Essayists: What Films do To Writers (Tranquebar)
Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry From the Middle East, Asia and Beyond (WW Norton)
60 Indian Poets (Penguin and Bloodaxe)
Excess: The Tehelka Book of Stories (Hachette)
First Proof 4 (Penguin)
Multiple City: Writings on Bangalore (Penguin)
21 Under Forty: New Stories for a New Generation (Zubaan)
Reasons for Belonging: Fourteen Indian Poets (Penguin)