Swati Khurana

Swati Khurana is a writer, artist, and Tarot reader. Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, Poets & Writers, Guernica, Apogee, and the Offing; in the anthologies Good Girls Marry Doctors (Aunt Lute) and Book of Curses (Asian American Literary Review); and has been a Notable Essay in Best American Essays. Her art has been shown at Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens Museums of Art, DUMBO Arts Festival (NYC); Chatterjee&Lal (Mumbai); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Costa Rica); ScalaMata Gallery (53rd Venice Biennial); and Zacheta National Gallery (Warsaw). They are the recipient of fellowships from NYFA, Center for Fiction, Vermont Studio Center, Bronx Arts Council, Center for Book Arts, and the Jerome Foundation. In a past life and century, Swati was a founding member of SAWCC (South Asian Women’s Creative Collective); she now serves on the Board of Directors of Kaya Press and the Junior Board of Kundiman. Her pilot “My Mother Spoke to Tigers” will be staged by Fresh Lime Productions in Spring 2023. Swati likes quiet train cars, loud dance floors, bhel puri, being chaotic on Instagram @tarotbooksradio, and knowing what other people like.