Dipika Mukherjee


Photo by Bobo Lin, Shanghai.

Dipika Mukherjee’s debut novel on Malaysia was long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize as an unpublished manuscript, then published as Thunder Demons (Gyaana, 2011) and Ode to Broken Things (Repeater, 2016). She won the 2016 Virginia Prize for Fiction with her second novel, Shambala Junction, which is being published by Aurora Metro later this year.

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