The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is kicking off our fall events with a celebration of Shruti Swamy‘s forthcoming novel, The Archer. This riveting historical novel follows a young woman as she comes of age in India in the 1960s and 70s, defined by the rhythms of Kathak dancing. Shruti will be joined in conversation by poet, translator, and writer Rajiv Mohabir.
This event will be live-streamed on Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link via email. The event will be uploaded to the AAWW YouTube channel the following week.
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This event will be captioned with ASL Interpretation by Pro Bono ASL.
SHRUTI SWAMY is the author of the story collection, A House Is a Body, which was a finalist for the PEN/Robert Bingham Prize, the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction, and longlisted for the Story Prize. Her work has been published by the Paris Review, McSweeney’s, and anthologized in the O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut novel, The Archer, will be published by Algonquin Books in September 2021. She lives in San Francisco.
RAJIV MOHABIR is the author of three collections of poetry: Cutlish (Four Way Books 2021), The Cowherd’s Son (Winner of the Kundiman Prize, Tupelo Press 2017), and The Taxidermist’s Cut (Winner of the Four Way Books Intro Prize, Four Way Books 2016). He also translated I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara (1916) (Kaya Press 2019) received the 2020 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the American Academy of Poets. His memoir Antiman (Restless Books 2021) received the Restless Books’ New Immigrant Writing Prize. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of poetry in the MFA program at Emerson College, translations editor at Waxwing Journal.