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      About the editor

      Nabina Das is the author of two fiction books and two poetry collections. The short story collection The House of Twining Roses: Stories of the Mapped and the Unmapped (LiFi Publications, 2013014) has been critically acclaimed. Her debut book and novel Footprints in the Bajra (Cedar Books, 2010) was long-listed in the prestigious “Vodafone Crossword Book Award 2011.” Nabinas debut poetry collection Blue Vessel (Les Editions du Zaporogue, 2012) was cited as one of the best poetry books of the year while the most recent volume Into the Migrant City (Writers Workshop 2013) was cited as one of the top 11 poetry reads of 2014. A 2015-16 Commonwealth Writers correspondent, a 2012 Charles Wallace Fellow in Creative Writing, University of Stirling, UK, and a 2012 Sangam House Lavanya Sankaran Fiction Fellow, India, Nabina has an MFA from Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, and teaches creative writing to students in universities and workshops. Nabinas poetry and prose have been published in several national and international journals and anthologies, such as Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) The Yellow Nib: Modern English Poetry by Indians (Queens University, Belfast), The Indian Quarterly,Caravan, The Missing Slate, Good Housekeeping, etc. She is a contributor to Economic and Political Weekly and has been writing for Scroll and Blink (The Hindu Business Line) Nabina has won prizes in major Indian poetry contests such as the 2009 Prakriti Foundation Open Contest, 2009-10 UNISUN Reliance Poetry Contest and 2008 Open Space-HarperCollins Poetry Contest. A 2007 Joan Jakobson fiction scholar (Wesleyan University, US) and 2007 Julio Lobo fiction scholar (Lesley University, US), she has worked in journalism and media for about 10 years (The Ithaca Journal, US; Tehelka news portal, Delhi; The Sentinel, Guwahati). Trained in Indian classical music, she has performed in radio/TV programs and performed in street theater.

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