Dipika Mukherjee

Author Dipika Mukherjee

Dr. Dipika Mukherjee’s collection of travel essays, Writer’s Postcards (Penguin SEA), was published in November 2023. Her work is included in The Best Small Fictions 2019 and appears in World Literature Today, Asia Literary Review, Del Sol Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Newsweek, Los Angeles Review of Books, Hemispheres, Orion, and more, and she has been translated into French, Portuguese, Bengali, and Mandarin Chinese. She is the author of the novels Shambala Junction (Aurora Metro, winner of the Virginia Prize for Fiction) and Ode to Broken Things (Repeater Books, longlisted for the Man Asia Literary Prize), and the story collection, Rules of Desire (Fixi). Her latest poetry collection is Dialect of Distant Harbors (CavanKerry Press, winner of Quill and Ink Award).

 She has received grants and fellowships, including an Esteemed Artist Award from the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (USA), Illinois Arts Council Agency (USA), Ragdale Foundation (USA), Faber Foundation (Catalonia), Sacatar (Brazil), Rimbun Dahan (Malaysia), and Gladstone Library (Wales), among others. She is currently core faculty at StoryStudio Chicago and teaches at the Graham School at University of Chicago.