Most recently the author of a short fiction collection The House of Twining Roses: Stories of the Mapped and the Unmapped (LiFi Publications, Delhi) and a poetry collection Into the Migrant City (Writers Workshop, Kolkata), Nabina Das’ debut novel Footprints in the Bajra (Cedar Books, Delhi) was longlisted in the prestigious “Vodafone Crossword Book Award 2011”. An MFA from Rutgers University, US, and an MA from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, Nabina’s debut poetry collection Blue Vessel (Les Editions du Zaporogue, Denmark) was nominated as one of the best of 2012. Nabina’s poetry and prose appear in several international journals and anthologies, the latest being The Yellow Nib: Modern English Poetry by Indians, Queen’s University, Belfast. A contributor to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Prairie Schooner literary journal blog, Nabina is the winner of the 2012 Charles Wallace Fellowship in Creative Writing, University of Stirling, UK, and the 2012 Sangam House Lavanya Sankaran Fiction Fellowship besides other prizes in major national poetry contests. With a background in journalism and media, Nabina is trained in Indian classical music. She teaches Creative Writing at workshops, and in classrooms.