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Shobha Rao

Shobha Rao moved to the United States from India at the age of seven. She is the winner of the 2014 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, awarded by Nimrod International Journal. She has been a resident at Hedgebrook and is the recipient of the Elizabeth George Foundation fellowship. She is the author of the short story collection “An Unrestored Woman,” and the new novel “Girls Burn Brighter.” Her story “Kavitha and Mustafa” was chosen by T.C. Boyle for inclusion in the “Best American Short Stories 2015.”

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