VAUHINI VARA is the author of The Immortal King Rao, a novel, and the forthcoming story collection This Is Salvaged. She has written and edited for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and elsewhere and, for her nonfiction, has won honors from the International Center for Journalists, the McGraw Center for Business Journalism, the Asian American Journalists Association, and the South Asian Journalists Association. Her fiction has been honored by the O. Henry Prize, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the Canada Council for the Arts. She is a mentor at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop Book Project and the secretary at Periplus, a mentorship collective serving writers of color.
- The Best American Essays 2022 (pp. 289-290). HarperCollins.