Contributors

People involved with and published by The Bombay Review have had really interesting writing and academic careers!

Published in the best magazines, associated with the top universities and won or been shortlisted for some great literary prizes. Here is what they have been up to:

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Won or been shortlisted for:

Pulitzer Award, the International Booker Prize, Pen/Open Book Award, Man Asian Literary Prize, Pen/Hemingway Award, Toto Award, National Book Award, Betty Trask Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize, among others.

Published by:

Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette, Macmillan Publishers, Simon & Schuster, , Sahitya Academy, Rupa Publishing House, Aleph Book Review, Katha, Faber and Faber, W. W. Norton and Company, Zubaan, Sahitya Academy, Picador.

Teach or have studied in:

University of Oxford, Harvard University, Cambridge University, Stanford University, Durham University, New York University, University of Toronto, Texas State University, University of Victoria, Kingston University, University of Mumbai, University of Cape Town, Louisiana Tech University, University of Melbourne, Arizona State University, The New School, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, University of Bath, Allen University, Rutgers University, University of East Anglia, University of Delhi, Emory University, The University of Edinburgh, Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Iowa, Brooklyn College, Queensland University, among many, many more!


Here is a selection of some of our contributors!

Recent

Poetry | untitled by Simon Perchik | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

Simon Perchik, 96; is an attorney whose poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, and elsewhere. His most recent collection is The Reflection in a Glass Eye published by Cholla Needles Arts & Literary Library, 2020. His poetry collection, Hands Collected was longlisted for the 2000 National Book Award for Poetry.

Poetry | ‘On Not Having Written King Lear’ & ‘Dinner in Xanadu’ by Michael Lavers | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

Michael Lavers teaches poetry at Brigham Young University, Utah. He is the author of After Earth, published by the University of Tampa Press. His poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, 32 Poems, The Hudson Review, Best New Poets 2015, TriQuarterly, and the Georgia Review. He lives with his wife, writer and artist Claire Åkebrand, and their two children, in Provo, Utah. He won the £5,000 Bridport poetry prize with his poem ‘Low Tide’, in November, 2020.

Poetry | ‘Aubade’ & ‘Flying over Bonaire’ by Ricardo Pau-Llosa | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

Pulitzer nominated Ricardo’s poems have appeared (and/or will soon) in Ambit, American Journal of Poetry, American Poetry Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Blackbird, Boston Review, Burnside, The Common, december, Ekphrasis, The Fiddlehead, Hudson Review, Ilanot Review, Island, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Plume, PN Review, Poetry, Prism, Quadrant, Southern Review, Stand, Vayavya, Virginia Quarterly Review, Volt, among many other journals. 

Poetry | ‘For Frida Kahlo’ by Atreyee Majumder | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

Atreyee Majumder is a poet, writer and anthropologist currently teaching at the O P Jindal Global University. She is researching the contemporary life of Krishna bhakti in Vrindavan and recently finished a PhD dissertation at the Department of Anthropology, Yale University. Her first book on the time and space related to late stage capitalism – Time, Space, and Capital in India – is published with Routledge (2018), while other work has appeared in Cafe Dissensus Everyday, Sunflower Collective, the RIC Journal, The Bangalore Review and The RIC Journal.

Poetry | ‘Casual Leave’ by Kashaf Ali | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

Kashaf Ali is a Fulbright Scholar, and a graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She currently lives in Karachi, Pakistan, where she divides her time between managing education systems, teaching sociological thinking, and writing not-so-fictional fiction.

Poetry | ‘Still’ & ‘Words heard in Dreams’ by David Leo Sirois | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

David Leo Sirois is a Canadian-American poet who has had 93 publications so far in six countries. He lived & performed in Paris for seven years, where he hosted a weekly multi-art open mic called Open Secret. He now hosts the global open mic, Spoken World Online, from Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. He won Third Prize in Winning Writers’ Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, & his poetry has appeared in journals such as The Poetry Village, The Sunday Tribune Online, Ariel’s Dream, The Opiate, 21 Magazine, Time of the Poet Republic, The Gronthee, THE BASTILLE, Paris Lit Up, and Terre à Cièl.

Poetry | ‘Covert Compartments of my Head’ by Vidhi Pandit | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

Vidhi is a messy, but proud mom of two stunner labradors, Jelly and Don. She wakes up at 5 to go running on days that she’s not already up binge-watching thrillers. Apart from poetry and dogs; her husband, a small, plant-flooded balcony, and pizza also manage to take away a huge chunk of her daily concentration and succeed to make her feel complete and happy.

Fiction | ‘The Reluctant Teller of Tales’ by Mukesh Manjunath | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

Mukesh Manjunath is a writer currently based out of Mumbai. He has previously published in The Wire, EPW, and The World of Apu. He is working on his debut non-fiction book titled The Age of Heroes to be published by Harper Collins India.  He received his Integrated Masters in Development Studies from the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras, Chennai. 

Fiction | ‘Fireflies’ by Kavitha Yaga Buggana | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

Kavitha Yaga Buggana is an American writer living in Hyderabad, India with her husband. They have two children and a very excitable golden retriever. Her essays and short fiction have been published in The Hindu, River Teeth Journal, Tehelka, Out of Print Magazine, JaggeryLit, and Muse India Magazine. Her travel memoir, Walking in Clouds was released in December 2018 by HarperCollins, India. 

Fiction | ‘Palace on Fire’ by Susan Bloch | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

Susan Bloch’s essays have won a prize in the Travelers’ Tales Solas Awards and received a notable mention in Best American Essays 2017. Her short stories and essays have been published in a variety of magazines and literary journals, including The Forward, Entropy, The Citron Review, STORGY, Pif Magazine, Tikkun, and HuffPost. A lifelong traveler, she lived in South Africa, New York, Tel Aviv, London, and Mumbai before alighting in Seattle.

Fiction | ‘Manta Rays, a Massage Lady, and Love’ by James Roth | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

James Roth, who lived and taught in Japan and China for many years, has written several nonfiction pieces, but this will be his first published short story in more than twenty-five years. Until the Pandemic struck, he was an English Language Fellow in the U.S. State Department’s Language Program at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe, where he lived until recently. Currently based out of Cape Town, he hopes to return to Zimbabwe to continue the fellowship.

Fiction | ‘The Straight’ by Sohrab Homi Fracis | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

Sohrab’s first book, Ticket to Minto: Stories of India and America, was the first by an Asian American to win the Iowa Short Fiction Award. His novel, Go Home, was shortlisted by Stanford University Libraries for the William Saroyan International Prize. An excerpt, ‘Distant Vision,’ in Slice was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He taught literature and creative writing at University of North Florida and was Visiting Writer in Residence at Augsburg College. He was an artist in residence at Yaddo and a Florida Individual Artist Fellow in Literature/Fiction. The South Asian Literary Association (that’s right, SALA) bestowed on him its Distinguished Achievement Award.

Fiction | ‘Flat – Out Earth Moving’ by Mark Anthony Jarman | Issue 37 (Jan, 2021)

Mark Anthony Jarman currently teaches at the University of New Brunswick. His novel, Salvage King Ya!, is on Amazon.ca’s list of 50 Essential Canadian Books. He has been short-listed for the O. Henry Prize and Best American Essays, won a Gold National Magazine Award in nonfiction, the Maclean-Hunter Endowment Award (twice), and the Jack Hodgins Fiction Prize. A graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a Yaddo fellow, he has previously taught at the University of Victoria. 

  1. Adam Augello is currently studying creative writing at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He grew up in Kingston, a small town on the Southeast coast of Massachusetts.

  2. Alan Britt has been nominated for the 2021 International Janus Pannonius Prize awarded by the Hungarian Centre of PEN International. His work has appeared in Irodalmi Jelen (Hungary), Kansas Quarterly, Letras (Chile), Magyar Naplo (Hungary), Midwest Quarterly, Minnesota Review, Missouri Review, New Letters, Pedrada Zurda (Ecuador), etc, and he was recently interviewed at The Library of Congress for The Poet and the Poem. He has published 18 books of poetry and currently teaches English/Creative Writing at Towson University.

  3. Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi is an assistant professor of linguistics in the School of Languages and Literature at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu and Kashmir, India. 

  4. Anna Sujatha Mathai has been writing poetry in English since the 70s and has authored five collections. Widely anthologized, many of her poems have been translated into European, and Indian languages. In 2018, the Feminist Group, Women Empowered-India (WE), conferred on her their First Kamala Das Poetry Prize. She lives in New Delhi, India.

  5. Anuradha Majumdar’s books include Refugees from Paradise and The God Enchanter and  two books of poetry, Mobile Hour & Light Matter. Participated in the Literature-Cinema conference at the Focus India event in Rome in 2007. www.anumajumdar.com

  6. Art Allen is from Colombo, Sri Lanka currently studying for an MA at the University of Oxford. His poetry has appeared and is forthcoming in: The Irish Literary Review, The Amsterdam Quarterly, Wilderness House, The Oxonian Review, The Cadaverine, IS&T, Cake, Cactus Heart, Eyot and Elbow Room.

  7. Avantika Mehta is the founder of ‘The Ladies Compartment’ (TLC); and a Winner of Women’s Economic Forum 2019 Iconic Woman Making the World Better Award. Her bylines have appeared or is forthcoming in: Hindustan Times, Scroll.in, QZ, Business Standard, Vogue India, Bennett- Coleman, The Sunday Guardian, Tehelka Magazine, Asia Literary Review, Out of Print Magazine, etc.

  8. Avishek Purai is an Indian national from Kolkata currently working as Assistant Professor in English Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. He is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, having done his PhD in English from Durham University.

  9. Ben Reed’s fiction has most recently appeared in The Texas Observer, after he won their 2016 Short Story Competition, and on The Open Bar, the blog for Tin House. His stories can also be found in Big Fiction, Pank, West Branch, Seattle Review, Blue Mesa Review, and other places. Ben lives in Austin and teaches writing and literature at Texas State University.

  10. Brandon Marlon is a writer from Ottawa, Canada. He received his B.A. (Hon.) in Drama and English from the University of Toronto and his M.A. in English from the University of Victoria. His poetry has been published variously in Canada, U.S.A., England, Ireland, Greece, Romania, Israel, India, Pakistan, and Singapore. www.brandonmarlon.com

  11. Carl Scharwath’s poetry, short stories, interviews, essays, plays and art photography have appeared in 150+ journals. His poetry books are – ‘Journey To Become Forgotten’ (Kind of a Hurricane Press) and ‘Abandoned’ (ScarsTv). He is the art editor for Minute Magazine, Poetry Editor for TL Publishing Group, and a competitive runner and 2nd degree blackbelt in Taekwondo.

  12. Chelsea Harlan was born in rural Appalachian Virginia but now lives and writes in Brooklyn . She has pieces published in Everyday Genius, Plain China, and has a forthcoming piece in Leveler. She’ll be a resident writer at the John Ashbery Home School this coming summer, prior to beginning her MFA in poetry.

  13. David Ishaya Osu is a young Nigerian poet. He has appeared in: The New Black Magazine, African Writer, The Kalahari Review, Poetic Diversity, Ann Arbor Review, Elohi Gadugi Journal, and elsewhere. He is working on his debut poetry book.

  14. Deirdre Hines is an award winning poet and playwright. Her first collection of poems, “The Language of Coats” was published by New Island Press. You can hear her read some of these poems by clicking on the You Tube link on www.deirdrehines.com. New poems by Deirdre will be appearing in the January issue of The Lake and Deep Water Literary Journal.

  15. Echezonachukwu Nduka is a Nigerian poet and music scholar in Kingston University London, England. His poems have been published in Black Communion: Poems of 100 New African Poets, From Here to There: A Cross-Cultural Poetry Anthology, among others.

  16. Evan Guilford-Blake’s novel, Noir(ish), is published by Penguin, and Holland House will issue American Blues, a collection of his short stories, in October. His plays have won 42 competitions; 30 are published. He and his wife (and inspiration) Roxanna, live in the southeastern US. Find him at : www.guilford-blake.com/evan

  17. Gaurav Deka has been published in The Open Road Review, The Tenement Block Review, Café Dissensus, The Thumb Print Magazine, Fearless [poetry zine], The Northeast Review, and DNA-Out of Print, among others. His fiction, won The Open Road Review Short Fiction Contest, 2014.

  18. Goirick Brahmachari lives in New Delhi, India. He hails from Silchar, Assam. His poems have appeared in North East Review, Nether, Pyrta Journal, Raedleaf Poetry, Coldnoon Quarterly and The Four Quarters Magazine.

  19. Hamish Filmer grew up in Simon’s Town, South Africa, studying Classical Philology at the University of Cape Town. Hamish resides in The Hague, and has had short stories published in Empty Nest (KY Story), The Cardiff Review, Type/Cast, Brilliant Flash Fiction, and The Quill Magazine (forthcoming). 

  20. Janet was born and grew up in the North East of England, and now lives in London. ‘The Map of Bihar was published both in the UK (Earlyworks Press) and in the USA (Hopewell Publications), where it was nominated for the Eric Hoffer prize for prose 2012. In 2008, she was a runner-up in the ‘Guardian’ newspaper’s international development journalism competition with a piece about the education girls in Afghanistan.

  21. Joshua Britton is a graduate of Florida State University and Roberts Wesleyan College, and has published fiction and non-fiction in Tethered By Letters, Cobalt Review, Bodega Magazine, Steam Ticket, Typehouse Literary, The Tarantino Chronicles, and Spank the Carp. A native of Rochester, NY, Joshua now lives in Evansville, IN, where he is a freelance trombonist and teacher.

  22. Kenneth Robbins is the author of four published novels and 22 published plays as well as numerous essays, stories, and memoirs. He co-edited 4 collections of literary works dealing with Christmas along with his wife.  He currently teaches writing at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, USA.

  23. Kritika Pandey is a Young India Fellow, freelance features writer, published poet and short story writer, and a Charles Wallace scholar for Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh.

  24. Krupa Ge is a Chennai-based writer and journalist, whose short fiction has appeared in The New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology 2014, Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature, Purple Pig Lit, Reading Hour, Papercuts and will appear in Blink-Ink’s Issue 18. Her non fiction writing has appeared in The Hindu, Times of India, Alternative, etc. 

  25. Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih (Meghalaya, India) writes poems, drama and fiction in Khasi and English. His latest works include The Yearning of Seeds (HarperCollins), Time’s Barter: Haiku and Senryu (HarperCollins) and Around the Hearth: Khasi Legends (Penguin).

  26. Madu Chisom Kingdavid is a Nigerian poet and writer born in Umunoha – a historical town in the heart of Igboland. He is also a graduate of History and International Studies.

  27. Mosarrap H Khan is an academic, currently based in a small town, Kotulpur, in West Bengal, India. His creative pieces have previously appeared on Asia Writes Project, The Sunflower Collective, and Cafe Dissensus Everyday, which he curates currently.

  28. Mohit Parikh’s works have been published in Identity Theory, Specs Journal of Arts and Culture, Out of Print Magazine, Burrow Press Review, The Bombay Literary Magazine and others. He was shortlisted for Toto Awards 2014 for Creative Writing in English. Manan is his first book.

  29. Nicholas Foreman, 26, is from Melbourne, Australia. He started writing and reading poetry at  the age of eighteen after discovering the band “The Doors”. He is currently studying Arts at the University and hopes to become a Social Worker.

  30. Nikolas Macioci earned a PhD from The Ohio State University, and for thirty years taught for the Columbus City Schools. He taught Drama and developed a Writers Seminar. He is the author of two chapbooks: Cafes of Childhood and Greatest Hits, as well as seven books. He won First Place in the 1987 National Writer’s Union Poetry Competition, and Second Place in the Writer’s Digest annual competition (1991).

  31. Niyantha Shekar is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in publications such as Himal Southasian, The Cricket Monthly, The Hindu, Asian Review of Books, The Madras Mag and The Aerogram. His work can be seen at www.niyantha.com

  32. Okafor Emmanuel Tochukwu is a Nigerian award-winning writer. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Kalahari Review, Bakwa Magazine, African Writer, Unbroken Journal, Image Magazine and Expound Magazine. He is currently working on a full-length debut novel.

  33. Ozan Zakariya Keskinkılıç is a freelance writer, poet and lecturer living in Berlin.

  34. R.J. Fox is the award-winning writer of several short stories, plays, poems, a memoir, and 15 feature length screenplays. Two of his screenplays have been optioned to Hollywood. He has also been published in over 30 literary magazines.His first book, Love & Vodka: My Surreal Adventures in Ukraine was recently published by Fish Out of Water Books.

  35. Robert Boucheron is an architect in Charlottesville, Virginia. His short stories and essays appear in Bangalore Review, Bellingham Review, Fiction International, London Journal of Fiction, New Haven Review, Poydras Review, Short Fiction (UK).

  36. Robert Knox is freelance writer for the Boston Globe and a creative writer. He covers the arts for the Globe’s ‘South’ regional sections and also writes about environmental, land use and real estate issues. His short stories, poems, book reviews and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous literary publications.

  37. Rustam Mavlikhanov comes from the native nations of the Ural mountains. His poems and novels have been published in several journals and almanacs: Belskye Prostory, Istoki, Iziaschnaya Slovesnost, Journal of Poets, Nizhny Novgorod, Baltika, Velikoross, Sura, LiFFT, Foreign Backyards, and others. He lives in the town of Salavat, Republic of Bashkortostan.

  38. Saddiq Dzukogi is a Nigerian poet who has published three poetry collections. He has poems published in KalahariReview, African Writer, EbediReview, SarabaMagazine, among others. He writes from the capital city of Minna.

  39. Scott Montgomery lives in the isolated heights of the Andes in a region known as The Potato Park. It is here that he spends his time in the community, learning the Quechua language. He received his MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University, where he served as poetry editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review.

  40. Selma Carvalho is an Indian-British writer and columnist, and the author of three non-fiction books documenting the presence of Goans in colonial East Africa. Her fiction work has been published in Muse India, Jaggery South Asian Literary Journal and Litro UK (India issue; ed. Shashi Tharoor). 

  41. Sharla R. Yates lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by way of the Pacific Northwest. Her poetry chapbook, “What I Would Say If We Were To Drown Tonight,” is forthcoming in 2017. Her nonfiction story, “Address,” was a finalist for the 2015 Columbia Journal Writing contest and the 2016 Penelope Niven Award in Creative Nonfiction. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in fiction.

  42. ‘Shom’ Biswas is an engineer/MBA and works as a business consultant in Chicago. His work has been published in the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore (QLRS), Out of Print, Reading Hour and Spark magazines. He is NOT in the process of writing a novel.

  43. Sonnet Mondal is an Indian poet, editor, and author of Karmic Chanting (Copper Coin 2018) and Ink and Line (Dhauli Books 2018). Founder director of Chair Poetry Evenings – Kolkata’s International Festival, Mondal edits the Indian section of Lyrikline (Haus für Poesie, Berlin) and serves as editor in chief of the Enchanting Verses Literary Review. He has been a guest editor for Words Without Borders, New York, Poetry at Sangam, India, and was one of the directors of the Odisha Art and Literature Festival in 2018. His works have been translated into Hindi, Bengali, Italian, Chinese, Turkish, Slovak, Macedonian, French, Russian, Slovenian, Hungarian, and Arabic.

  44. Sri Lal teaches literature and creative writing in the English Department at CUNY’s Borough of Manhattan Community College. She is the author of Atma Bodha (O Books, 2012), a collection of Indian hymns in English translation. Her own writings have appeared in Fiction International, the New York QuarterlyEpiphanyDaedalusDescantBangalore ReviewBamboo Ridge, and others

  45. Sudeep Sen’s [www.sudeepsen.org] prize-winning books include: Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems (HarperCollins), Rain, Aria (A. K. Ramanujan Translation Award), Fractals: New & Selected Poems | Translations 1980-2015 (London Magazine Editions), EroText (Vintage: Penguin Random House), and Kaifi Azmi: Poems | Nazms (Bloomsbury). He has edited influential anthologies, including: The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry (editor), World English Poetry, and Modern English Poetry by Younger Indians (Sahitya Akademi). Blue Nude: Anthropocene, Ekphrasis & New Poems (Jorge Zalamea International Poetry Prize) and The Whispering Anklets are forthcoming. Sen’s works have been translated into over 25 languages. His words have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, Newsweek, Guardian, Observer, Independent, Telegraph, Financial Times, Herald, Poetry Review, Literary Review, Harvard Review, Hindu, and broadcast on bbc, pbs, cnn ibn, ndtv, air & Doordarshan. He is the editorial director of AARK ARTS and the editor of Atlas. Sen is the first Asian honoured to deliver the Derek Walcott Lecture and read at the Nobel Laureate Festival. 

  46. TS Hidalgo (43) holds a BBA (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), an MBA (IE Business School), a MA in Creative Writing (Hotel Kafka) and a Certificate in Management and the Arts (New York University). His works have been published in magazines in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, South Africa, India and Australia.

  47. Tanushree Vachharajani is currently pursuing a PhD in English from Northwestern University, Chicago. She works on postcolonial and Dalit literature, across English and Gujarati. Her fiction has previously been published in magazines such as the Canada-based Ascent Aspirations and Damselfly Press.

  48. Uttaran Das Gupta read English at Jadavpur University. His poems and articles have appeared or are forthcoming in Reading HourMagnapoetsRaedleaf, Fulcrum, Open Road ReviewThe Sunflower Collective, The Dhauli Review, Strip Tease, Café Dissensus and Indian Literature, and have been translated into Bengali and Telugu. He is a journalist with Business Standard, New Delhi.

  49. Vidya Panicker, a writer from Kerala, India, has stories published or upcoming in journals and magazines including Muse India, Himal South Asian, East Lit journal, The Fem Literary Magazine, Criterion journal, Expound, Femina fast fiction, Contemporary Literary Review of India, Indus Woman Writing, and Reading hour magazine. 

  50. Xe M. Sánchez received his Ph.D in History from the University of Oviedo (2016). His work features in Escorzobeyos (2002), Les fueyes tresmanaes d’Enol Xivares (2003), Toponimia de la parroquia de Sobrefoz. Ponga (2006), Llué, esi mundu paralelu  (2007), Les Erbíes del Diañu (E-book: 2013, Paperback: 2015), Cróniques de la Gandaya (E-book, 2013), El Cuadernu Prietu (2015), and several journals in Asturies, USA, Portugal, France, Sweden, Scotland, Australia, South Africa, India, Italy, England, Canada, Reunion Island, China, Belgium and Ireland.

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