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Rishi Reddi

Rishi Reddi is the author of the forthcoming novel Passage West, scheduled for release in April 2020. Set in California’s Imperial Valley at the onset of WWI, it tells the tale of Punjabi sharecroppers, their Mexican relatives, Japanese neighbors, and Anglo friends at a time of rising xenophobia. Rishi’s previous work of fiction, Karma and Other Stories, received the 2008 L.L. WInship /PEN New England Award for Fiction. Stories from that collection were selected for Best American Short Stories, aired on National Public Radio, performed at Symphony Space in NYC, received honorable mention for the Pushcart Prize, and chosen for Boston's "One City One Story" all-community read.

Rishi is a recipient of fellowships and grants from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the U.S. Department of State. She was born in Hyderabad, India, and grew up in Great Britain and the United States. She lives in Cambridge, MA.