Dr. Namrata Poddar

California, United States

Member Since: 09/16/2014

Namrata Poddar writes fiction, nonfiction and serves as Interviews Editor for Kweli where she curates a series titled “Race, Power, and Storytelling.” Her work has appeared in Longreads, Literary Hub, Transition, Poets & Writers, The Margins, The Progressive, Electric Literature, CounterPunchLos Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, VIDA Review, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. Her story “Excursion” was awarded the first prize at the contest organized by 14th international short story conference, judged by Bharati Mukherjee and Clark Blaise. Her fiction manuscript, Ladies Special, Homebound, was a finalist for Feminist Press's 2018 Meriwether First Book Prize and is scheduled to release fromSpeaking Tiger. She holds a Ph.D. in French Studies from University of Pennsylvania, an MFA in fiction from Bennington Writing Seminars and Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transnational Cultures from UCLA. She has lived in different parts of the world and currently calls Huntington Beach home. Website: www.namratapoddar.com








Website: www.namratapoddar.com

Twitter Username: @poddar_namrata

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction