Mimi Mondal is a Dalit speculative fiction writer and editor, and the first Hugo Award nominee from India. Her first book, Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler, edited along with Alexandra Pierce, received the Locus Award in Non-fiction in 2018 and was a finalist for the Hugo Award in Best Related Work and the British Fantasy Award in Non-fiction. Between 2017 and 2018, Mimi worked as the Poetry and Reprint Editor of Uncanny Magazine, a three-times-Hugo-Award-winning magazine of science fiction and fantasy. She was also an editor at Penguin India between 2012 and 2013.
Mimi’s writing has appeared in Tor.com, Fireside Magazine, Words Without Borders, Uncanny Magazine, The Book Smugglers, PodCastle, Daily Science Fiction, Scroll.in, and other publications. She is the recipient of the Immigrant Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2017; the Octavia E. Butler Scholarship for the Clarion West Writing Workshop in 2015; and the Poetry with Prakriti Prize in 2010. A full list of her recent publications can be found here.
Professionally, Mimi is trained as an editor. She worked at Penguin Random House India between 2012 and 2013, and was a Commonwealth Scholar in Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland between 2013 and 2015. She also holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Rutgers University, and looks forward to teaching creative writing.
Mimi currently lives in New York. She tweets from @Miminality, and responds to emails sent at mondalesque @ gmail.com.