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Chaya Bhuvaneswar

Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s debut short story collection, White Dancing Elephants (Dzanc, 2018), was a finalist for the 2019 PEN Robert Bingham Debut Fiction Prize. A Kirkus Best Book of 2018, it made “best book” lists in Entertainment Weekly, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue India, New York Post, Buzz Feed Books, Book Riot, The Millions, My Domaine, Vulture, Huff Post US and India, Elle, Bustle, BUST, and was reviewed in the LA Times, National Public Radio, Booklist, Kirkus (Starred), Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, The Dawn, and Washington Independent Review of Books. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and Sewanee Writers Workshop scholar.