Mimi Mondal is the co-editor of Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler, upcoming globally from Twelfth Planet Press. Her debut collection Other People is being published serially in India by Juggernaut Books. It follows the adventures of a group of social misfits, runaways, monsters, old ladies and other outsiders in an anachronistic version of early 20th century India, and can be read as single stories on the Juggernaut Books app.
Mimi’s writings have also appeared in Uncanny Magazine, The Book Smugglers, Podcastle, Daily Science Fiction, Scroll.in, and other publications. She is the recipient of 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, having worked with Penguin Books India between 2012 and 2013, and been a Commonwealth Scholar in Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland between 2013 and 2015. She currently works at Lanternfish Press, Philadelphia.
Twenty-something. Indian. Brown-skinned. Hindu Dalit. Genderqueer. All these are her agendas.
Mimi lives between Philadelphia and New York City. She tweets from @miminality, and responds to emails sent at child.without.god @ gmail.com.