Dipika Mukherjee made her debut as a novelist with the publication of Thunder Demons by Gyaana Books in July 2011. This novel, based on the history of a Malaysian-Indian family, was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2009. Her second novel, Finding Piya, is being marketed by Greene & Heaton for a UK release. She has edited two anthologies of short stories: Silverfish New Writing 6 (Silverfish, 2006) and The Merlion and Hibiscus (Penguin, 2002) and her first poetry collection, The Palimpsest of Exile, was published by Rubicon Press in 2009. Her short stories and poems have appeared in publications around the world, including the Asia Literary Review (Hong Kong), The South Asia Review (USA), Freefall (Canada), Del Sol Review (USA), Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore (Singapore) New Writing Dundee (UK), Asiatic (Malaysia) and Platform (India), among others. She is currently Professor of Linguistics at Shanghai International Studies University and divides her time between America, India, Malaysia and China, calling all four places home.
I write fiction (novels and short stories) as well as poetry.