Shobha Rao

Shobha Rao

Author | Girls Burn Brighter

Shobha Rao is the author of the short story collection, AN UNRESTORED WOMAN, and the novel, GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER. She is the winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, and her story “Kavitha and Mustafa” was chosen by T.C. Boyle for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2015. She is currently the Grace Paley Teaching Fellow at The New School.

Writing Outside Your Experience: Listening, Learning, and Working to Get It Right

Maroney Theater, 7th floor

“All fiction writers, regardless of our cultural backgrounds, must acknowledge the privileges and responsibilities that come with the job,” notes Kirsten Chen in “Am I Chinese Enough to Tell This Story?” (LitHub.com). It is important to question why and how we are telling stories, particularly when they lie outside our experience. A group of fiction […]

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