Rishi Reddi is the author of the novel, Passage West (2020), a Los Angeles Times “Best California Book of 2020,” and Karma and Other Stories (2007), which received the L.L. Winship /PEN New England Award for Outstanding Fiction. An essayist, book reviewer and translator, her work appears in Best American Short Stories, was performed on National Public Radio, and was chosen for honorable mention in the Pushcart Prize. She’s been awarded fellowships from the National Book Critics Circle, MacDowell Artists Colony and Breadloaf, and received grants from the U.S. Department of State and Massachusetts Cultural Council, among others. She was born in Hyderabad, India, grew up in the United Kingdom and the United States, and is a long-time resident of Massachusetts.