Padma Viswanathan

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Padma Viswanathan is the author of two novels, The Toss of a Lemon and The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, published in eight countries and shortlisted for major prizes, and short stories published in such journals as Granta Online and the Boston Review. She has also written plays, personal essays, cultural journalism, and reviews. Her translation of the Graciliano Ramos novel São Bernardo is forthcoming from New York Review Books in their Classics series.