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ABOUT INDRAPRAMIT DAS
Indrapramit Das (aka Indra Das) is a writer and editor from Kolkata, India. His fiction has appeared in several publications including Clarkesworld Magazine, Asimov’s, Lightspeed Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com, and has also been widely anthologized. He is a Shirley Jackson Award nominee, an Octavia E. Butler scholar, and a grateful graduate of Clarion West 2012. He completed his M.F.A. at the University of British Columbia (class of ’11) in Vancouver, where he wore many hats, including dog hotel night shift attendant, TV background performer, minor film critic, occasional illustrator, environmental news writer, pretend-patient for med school students, and video game tester. He never wore any actual hats, except a toque during winter. He divides his time between India (where he has worked as consulting editor for publisher Juggernaut Books) and North America, when possible.
Indra has written about books, comics, TV and film for publications including Slant Magazine, VOGUE India, Elle India, Strange Horizons and Vancouver Weekly.
Indra’s debut novel The Devourers was the winner of the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBQT SF/F/Horror, and shortlisted for the Crawford Award, the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize, and the Tata Live! Literature First Book Award. The Devourers is available in South Asia and North America from Penguin India and Del Rey (Penguin Random House), respectively.
He is represented by Sally Harding of the Cooke Agency.
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- @monicabyrne13 Yeah, I also prefer the ring of that to 'speculative', despite being somewhat similarly redundant.
- @monicabyrne13 I do like 'futurist', though few use it. Simple and accurate.
- @monicabyrne13 Agreed that speculative fiction is pretty silly too. In terms of efficacy, I sometimes use 'non-real… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/989247291923075072
- @monicabyrne13 I know, it's pretty frustrating when people ask me what I write, because a lot of what I write is, t… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/989247102969663494
- @monicabyrne13 I think that's why some writers of work that would fall under 'sci-fi' hesitate to use that label ev… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/989245978321539076
- Additionally, Karin Tidbeck's first book, the short story collection JAGANNATH, is also excellent. I reviewed it fo… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/989244435983683584