Michelle (named after the character from FullHouse) was born in 1991 in Bahrain- a small island country in the Gulf. She is of Indian origin. Reading The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri during her school days made her want to write. She has been writing, editing and publishing since 2012.

She studied at The Indian School (Bahrain), Mount Carmel College (Bangalore) and Christ University (Bangalore). She has edited at Decades Review and currently edits fiction for Jaggery Literary Magazine.

Her stories and poems have been published in The Madras Mag, The Bombay Literary Magazine, Open Road Review, Antiserious, Eunoia Review, Aainanagar, Kitaab, Big River Poetry Review, The Bombay Review among others.

Her stories have been shortlisted/longlisted for The Open Road Review short fiction contest (2015) and The Out of Print- DNA short fiction contest (2015 and 2016).

This blog will feature links to her published works of fiction, poetry and everything literary.

She loves interviewing writers. Interviewed writers’ names below:

Rheea Mukherjee, Janice Pariat, Sharanya Manivannan, Anjum Hasan, Tejaswini Apte-Rahm, Deepti Kapoor, Rebecca Lloyd and Tishani Doshi.

Tendai Huchu, Tanuj Solanki, Mohit Parikh, Kaushik Barua, Manu Bhattathiri, Hansda Sovwendra Shekhar and Chandramohan S.

Some of these  writers have won/been nominated for prestigious literary awards like the Man Asian Literary Prize, the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, The Hindu Prize, International Dublin Literary Award, Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar, TOTO award for creative writing, Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize, Tata Lit Live! First Book Award (Fiction), Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize, Eric Gregory Award, The Orange Prize, Crossword Book Award for fiction etc.



7 thoughts on “About

  1. First of all, let me thank you for publishing excellent interviews of upcoming writers on your blog. For me, this is a well of information and inspiration.
    I found your blog after having read your short story “My King” on Bombay review. Your story is very refreshing. It engages the audience despite having no extreme highs and lows. There is almost no action. The story comes full circle and surprises the reader. Now, I shall be always worried about what auto-rickshaw wallas may be thinking about me whenever I am alone in an auto. Jokes apart, it was a wonderful representation of an auto ride. Sometimes our thoughts can make a story. Once again, thank you for this wonderful story.


  2. Eagerly came to your blog, being directed by Commonwealth Writers’ twitter account. Not at all disappointed, Michelle. Nice to get to know an acknowledged writer 🙂 I like your interviews, they add new dimensions!

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