Sharmistha Mohanty is the author of three works of prose, Book One, New Life, and Five Movements in Praise. She has also translated a selection of Rabindranath Tagore’s fiction, Broken Nest and Other Stories. Her prose and poetry have appeared in several journals, including Granta, Poetry, World Literature Today, and The Caravan. Mohanty is the founder editor of the online journal Almost Island, begun in 2007 and the initiator of the Almost Island Dialogues series, an annual international writers’ meet held in New Delhi since 2006. She was invited to be on the International Faculty for the Creative Writing MFA at the City University of Hong Kong. She lives in Mumbai.