Dipika Mukherjee

Dipika Mukherjee’s work, focusing on the politics of modern Asian societies, includes the novels Shambala Junction (which won the UK Virginia Prize for Fiction), and Ode to Broken Things (longlisted for the Man Asia Literary Prize asThunder Demons). She has been mentoring Southeast Asian writers for over two decades and has edited five anthologies of Southeast Asian fiction. She is Core Faculty at Story Studio Chicago and is currently a Sacatar Foundation Fellow in Brazil.

  • A digital altered photograph of Kuala Lumpur shrouded in fog or smog with greys and browns mixed into the haze
    April 16, 2019 | Dipika Mukherjee
    Kuala Lumpur / Photo by Ishan @seefromthesky Although the world has opened up for Malaysian glocal writers in the past fifteen years, they still face the demon of self-censorship. Dipik...
  • Migrant Workers Poetry Competition
    January 14, 2015 | Dipika Mukherjee
    Dipika Mukherjee reports on the first-ever Migrant Workers Poetry Competition in Singapore, at which construction-site laborers read their poems in November. Rarely is poetry, with its messy...

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