Asha Thanki

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Asha Thanki

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Asha Thanki is the author of the novel A Thousand Times Before, forthcoming 2024 from Viking Books. An essayist and fiction writer raised in St. Louis, Missouri, her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Platypus Press’ wildness, The Common, Catapult,  Hyphen, and more. She is the winner of the 2019 Arkansas International Emerging Writers Prize and fourth prizewinner of Zoetrope: All Story’s 2020 Short Fiction Competition.

A Kundiman fellow, Asha has received a Randall Kenan Scholarship at Sewanee Writers Conference, Fiction Scholarship with Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the A.C. Bose Grant for South Asian Speculative Literature (Speculative Literature Foundation). She has taught creative writing and literature courses at the Loft Literary Center and the University of Minnesota, where she also received her MFA in Creative Writing.

Classes with Asha Thanki


4-Week: Speculative Fiction 101

November 15, 2023