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Sheba Karim

Writer in Residence

Sheba Karim is the author of four novels: Skunk GirlThat Thing We Call a HeartMariam Sharma Hits the Road, and The Marvelous Mirza Girls. Her books have won various awards, including the South Asia Book Award, NPR Best Book of the Year, Bank Street Best Book of the Year, Kirkus Reviews Best Contemporary Teen Read, and an Amelia Bloomer Best Feminist Book for Young Readers. 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.