Dr. Namrata Poddar

California, United States

Member Since: 09/16/2014

Namrata Poddar writes fiction and nonfiction, serves as Interviews Editor for Kweli where she curates the series, Race, Power & Storytelling, and teaches literature and writing at UCLA. Her debut novel, Border Less, is a Silver Medalist for Best Regional Fiction from 2023 Independent Publisher Book Awards, a finalist for Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award and Feminist Press's Louise Meriwether First Book Prize, and longlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her other writing has appeared in several publications including Poets & Writers, Literary Hub, Longreads, The Kenyon Review, and The Best Asian Short Stories. She holds a PhD in French literature from the University of Pennsylvania, an MFA in Fiction from Bennington College, and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transnational Cultures from UCLA.


Website: namratapoddar.com; Twitter: @poddar_namrata, Instagram: @writerpoddar.











Website: www.namratapoddar.com

Twitter Username: @poddar_namrata


  • Doctoral Degree in Literature from University of Pennsylvania

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction