R218. South Asian Experience in the American South
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm
Khem K. Aryal writes fiction and poetry. His fiction has appeared in such journals as Isthmus, Hawaii Pacific Review, Poydras Review, Northeast Review, and Warscapes. He is the author of two poetry books, Epic Teashop and Kathmandu Saga, and teaches creative writing at Arkansas State University.
Parul Kapur Hinzen is a fiction writer and book critic. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Newsday, Guernica, and Slate. Her first novel manuscript was a finalist for the 2013 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize. She has an MFA from Columbia and is working on a novel set in 1960s India.
Soniah Kamal's novel Unmarriageable received praise from NPR, NYJB, WIRO, People, and more. Her debut, An Isolated Incident, was shortlisted for literary prizes. She has bylines in the New York Times, Guardian, Buzzfeed, Catapult, and Best Asian Short Stories Anthology 2017 and is a Pushcart nominee.
Aruni Kashyap is a writer, translator, and poet, author of The House with a Thousand Stories and His Father's Disease. He translates from the Indian language Assamese to English and is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Georgia.
Padma Viswanathan's novels, The Toss of a Lemon and The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, have been published in eight countries. Her translation of St. Bernardo, a novel by Graciliano Ramos, was published by NYRB in 2019. She teaches creative writing at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.