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Sheba Karim

Writer in Residence

Sheba Karim is the author of three novels: Skunk GirlThat Thing We Call a Heart, and Mariam Sharma Hits the Road. Her upcoming novel, The Marvelous Mirza Girls, is out May 2021 from HarperCollins. Mariam Sharma Hits the Road was a Best Book of 2018 by NPR and a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. That Thing We Call a Heart was named a Best Contemporary Teen Read of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews, an Amelia Bloomer Best Feminist Book for Young Readers by the American Library Association and a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Her writing has been featured in 580 SplitAsia Literary ReviewIndia TodayLiterary HubOff AssignmentShenandoahSouth Asian ReviewThe RumpusTime Out Delhi and in several anthologies in the United States and India. She is the editor of the anthology Alchemy: The Tranquebar Book of Erotic Short Stories 2. She has been awarded residencies and fellowships from Hedgebrook, Ledig House, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, The Millay Colony for the Arts and the Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Program. She received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.