Sanjena Sathian was raised in Georgia by Indian immigrant parents. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, an alumna of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, and a former Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. Her debut novel Gold Diggers, soon to be produced for television by Mindy Kaling, is a Good Morning America Buzz Pick and a New York Times Editors Choice. Her award winning short fiction appears or is forthcoming in Conjunctions, Boulevard, Joyland, Salt Hill, and The Master’s Review. Sathian has written nonfiction for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle and more. She has also worked as a journalist in San Francisco and in Mumbai and has taught creative writing to high school, college, graduate, and post-graduate level students in Iowa, Alaska, India, and New Zealand.