Reading with first year Stegner Fellows in Fiction and Poetry, Neha Chaudhary-Kamdar and Jay Deshpande
Neha Chaudhary-Kamdar grew up in Hyderabad, India. She holds an MFA from Boston University, where she won the William A. Holodnak Prize for fiction. Her writing has appeared in Salamander Magazine. She lives in Berkeley, CA, and is working on her first novel.
Jay Deshpande is the author of Love the Stranger, named a top debut of 2015 by Poets & Writers, and of the chapbook The Rest of the Body (both from YesYes Books). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Narrative, and elsewhere. A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University’s School of the Arts, he has received fellowships or support from Kundiman, Civitella Ranieri, Saltonstall Arts Colony, and the Key West Literary Seminar. He is at work on a collection of poems and on a book of translations of the Egyptian surrealist Georges Henein.
Jay Deshpande photo by Raydene Salinas
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