Dipika Mukherjee

Dipika Mukherjee is the author of the novels Shambala Junction and Ode to Broken Things, and the story collection, Rules of Desire. Her work is included in The Best Small Fictions 2019 and appears in World Literature Today, Asia Literary Review, Del Sol Review, and Chicago Quarterly ReviewNewsweek, Los Angeles Review of Books, Hemispheres, Orion, Scroll, The Edge and more. Her poetry collection, Dialect of Distant Harbors, is forthcoming from CavanKerry Press in October 2022 and a collection of travel essays, titled Writers Postcards, will be published by Penguin Random House (SEA) in 2023. She is a Contributing Editor for Jaggery and teaches at StoryStudio Chicago and at the Graham School at University of Chicago. In 2021, she was awarded Instructor of the Year by Stories Matter Foundation.

Mukherjee has received grants and fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council Agency (USA), Ragdale Foundation (USA), Faber Foundation (Catalonia), Sacatar Foundation (Brazil), Rimbun Dahan (Malaysia), Gladstone Library (Wales), and Centrum (USA). She is on the curating team and featured writer in My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today, at the American Writers Museum in Chicago. She holds a doctorate in sociolinguistics from Texas A&M University.