Public Appearances and Media



19 March 2021: Cracks in the Crystal Ball: 8 Dystopian Writers Discuss 2020/21 on Hindustan Times by Natasha Rego

27 December 2020: Fantastic Worlds and Where to Find Them on The Week by Vaishakh E. Hari

8 December 2020: SF in India on Locus Magazine by Shweta Taneja

1 October 2020: Interview on South Asian Avant-Garde Anthology by Noor Nasreen Ibrahim

4 September 2020: 10 Minutes with Mimi Mondal on Coode Street Podcast, by Gary K. Wolfe

8 July 2020: Vandana Singh and I interview each other on Re:set on COVID 19 and storytelling

30 May 2020:  2019 Nebula Awards Winners announcement on Locus Magazine

16 May 2020: Five Indian SFF Writers Tell Us What They Think of Dystopia Now That They’re Living in One on Huffington Post India by Harsimran Gill (no link because HuffPost India deactivated)

28 April 2020: 2019 Nebula Awards ballot announcement on Rutgers-Camden MFA blog

20 February 2020: 2019 Nebula Awards Ballot announcement on the SFWA Bulletin
20 February 2020: 2019 Nebula Awards Ballot announcement on Locus Magazine

7 February 2020: From India to The World on Bangalore Mirror by T.G. Shenoy

4 February 2020: 2019 Crawford Award announcement on Locus Magazine

8 January 2020: SF in China: Chengdu International Science Fiction Conference and China Report on Locus Magazine by Jaymee Goh and Rafaela Yilun Fan

2 January 2020: Interview on Artificial Intelligence by Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin

19 October 2019: Interview on Deutsche Welle

3 August 2019: Review of The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction on Locus Magazine by Gary K. Wolfe

2 August 2019: Review of “Malotibala Printing Press”  on Locus Magazine by Paula Guran

31 July 2019: Asian American Literature Festival listing on Washington Post

8 June 2019: Review of “His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light” on Locus Magazine by Karen Burnham

4 June 2019: Review of “Malotibala Printing Press” on the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog by Maria Haskins

1 May 2019: Author Spotlight for “Malotibala Printing Press” on Nightmare Magazine

29 December 2018: Six Reasons 2018 Was a Game-Changer for Indian Speculative Fiction on by Thomas Manuel

24 June 2018: Locus Award report on
24 June 2018: Locus Award report on ShethePeople.TV

April–July 2018: News Articles/Features and Interviews Related to Luminescent Threads and the Hugo Award nomination 

6 April 2018: Article on Times of India (Kolkata edition) by Soumashree Sarkar
8 April 2018: Interview on with Jessica Xalxo, Part I
9 April 2018: Interview on with Jessica Xalxo, Part II
16 April 2018: Interview (Audio) on Chuski Pop with Sweety and Pappu
18 April 2018: Article on the Indian Express (Mumbai edition) by Paromita Chakrabarti
21 April 2018: Article on Deccan Chronicle (Hyderabad edition) by Swati Sharma
24 April 2018: Interview on with Omair Ahmad
28 April 2018: Article on Hindustan Times (national edition) by Jayati Bhola
7 May 2018: Interview/feature (Video) on The Quint Neon by Nidhi Mahajan and Ashish MacCune
9 May 2018: Interview on Feminism in India by Pallavi Varma
12 May 2018: Review of Luminescent Threads on by Divya Karthikeyan
8 July 2018: Interview on Bangalore Mirror by Sowmya Rajaram
20 July 2018: Interview on India Today by Farah Yameen


18-21 March 2021: International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, online from Orlando, FL; 20 March with “Writing the Unsaid” (panel) and 21 March with “Author Readings XIV” (reading)

20-25 October 2020: Tasveer South Asian Litfest, online from Seattle; 22 October with “Dalitness in Diaspora” (panel) and 24 October with “Plural Worlds: Plural Futures: South Asian Speculative Fiction” (panel)

14 October 2020: Guest Lecture for the class “Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy” (prof. Nudrat Kamal); online from The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

28 September 2020: Dalit Futurism interview on Party Office Hours (Instagram ID with Vidisha Fadescha

24 September 2020: Guest Lecture for the class “Utopian Futures” (prof. Vikram Chandra); online from University of California, Berkeley

12 September 2020: Guest Author Speech, The International Conference on the Possible and Impossible Worlds of Science Fiction; online from St. Andrew’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai

28 July-2 August 2020: World Science Fiction Convention: ConZealand; conducted online from Wellington, New Zealand

3 July 2020: Speculative Fiction and the Pandemic (panel); conducted online from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata

29-31 May 2020: SFWA Nebula Conference; conducted online from Los Angeles, CA

26 April 2020: Spriha Society interview and reading from “The Trees of My Youth Grew Tall”, conducted online from Kolkata

28 March 2020: Serial Box reading from “His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light”, conducted online from New York

7 March 2020: New Dalit Writing (panel), Columbia University, New York

19 February 2020: Hour of the Wolf, 1–3 am EST on WBAI 99.5 FM New York, aired live worldwide on Facebook

22–24 November 2019: International Science Fiction Conference, Chengdu, China

13–15 September 2019: Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin, Germany

8 August 2019: Reading at Erewhon Literary Salon, New York (along with Rob Cameron)

2–4 August 2019: Asian American Literature Festival, Washington DC

11–14 July 2019: Readercon, Hotel Marriott Quincy, MA

1 May 2019: Hour of the Wolf, 1–3 am EST on WBAI 99.5 FM New York, aired live worldwide on Facebook

13–17 March 2019: International Conference of the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL

5 February 2019: Reading with New York Review of Science Fiction, Brooklyn Commons, New York (along with Karen Heuler)

15 December 2018: Let Poetry Be, Atta Galatta, Bangalore

14 December 2018: Launch of Goobe’s Otherworldly, Goobe’s Book Republic, Bangalore

11 December 2018: Interlude by Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore

30 November 2018: Plurality University, Paris

20 November 2018: LaGuardia Community College, New York

16–20 August 2018: Worldcon 76 in San Jose, CA

12–15 July 2018: Readercon 29 in Quincy, MA

22–24 June 2018: Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, WA

13 June 2018: THE FUTURE OF MYTHOLOGY, in conversation with Chitra Ganesh, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 7–8:30 pm

16 May 2018: Hour of the Wolf, 1–3 am EST on WBAI 99.5 FM New York, aired live worldwide on Facebook

3 May 2018: ROBOT CODA at Asian American Writers Workshop (New York)
A reading and conversation, along with authors Margaret Rhee, Ching-In Chen and Seo-Young Chu, moderated by Vyshali Manivannan. We all read from parts of our work. I read from my novelette, “His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light,” forthcoming from in 2019.

18 March 2018: NYFA IAP Event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark, NJ)
I spoke in front of an audience of the first Newark cohort of the Immigrant Artists’ Mentoring Program of the New York Foundation for the Arts, along with musician Andrew Egbuchiem and multimedia artist and poet Zelene Piñeda.
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29 September 2017: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
In association with the New York Foundation for the Arts, Iranian author Poupeh Missaghi and I talked about publishing, politics, censorship, immigration, and read from excerpts of our works. I read my flash story So It Was Foretold, published in May 2018 by Fireside Magazine.

27 June 2017: The Surreal Symphony of Zak Zyz (Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers)
A really long live roundtable with writers Rob Cameron, Marcus Tsong and podcaster Zak Zyz, in which we discuss monsters and politics in speculative fiction. Originally aired live, and later put on YouTube.

22 June 2017: Book Riot
Deya Bhattacharya of Book Riot interviews Senior Editor Alexandra Pierce and me about Luminescent Threads.

8 June 2017: Winx & Ink
A YouTube “bookish interview” by Winx Goll, in which she talks to Alexandra Pierce and me about Luminescent Thread.

19 May 2017: Rutgers–Camden MFA Graduation Reading (Philadelphia, PA)
I read an early version of my short story Learning to Swim, published later in December 2017 by Anathema Magazine.

27–30 October: World Fantasy Convention 2016 (Columbus, OH)
I read a very early unfinished and yet-unnamed draft of my novelette “His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light” at a solo reading, and participated in three panel discussions at the World Fantasy Convention 2016.


21 September 2016: Chasing Windmills Reading Series (Philadelphia, PA)
I read a new flash story at this bimonthly reading series, my first public reading in the United States.