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Three Indian origin American authors named Tin House Scholars

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In 2023, the New York-based publisher Tin House recognized Indian American writers Meghana Mysore and Nitya Gupta, along with Guyanese Indian-origin Subraj Singh, as Tin House Summer Scholars, alongside seventeen other writers.

Meghana Mysore, from Portland, Oregon, is an Indian American writer. A 2022-2023 Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing, her work appears or will appear in Apogee, Passages North, The Yale Review, The Rumpus, Indiana Review, Roxane Gay’s The Audacity, Pleiades, McNeese Review, wildness, Boston Review, The Margins, and the anthology A World Out of Reach (Yale University Press). A Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Scholar in Fiction and a Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference Scholar, she has also received recognition from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and The de Groot Foundation. She holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Hollins University. She is working on a novel exploring three generations of a South Indian American family.

Subraj Singh is a Guyanese writer, and a student in the MFA Creative Writing (Fiction) program at the University of Maryland. He is a 2023 Tin House Workshop Scholar, a 2023 Lambda Literary Fellow, and a 2022 Clarion West alum. He has also been supported by the Gabo Fellowship and the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. He has won a Guyana Prize for Literature Award, and was shortlisted for the Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize and the Columbia Journal Print Contest. His writing has been published in Caribbean Beat, ImageOutWrite, The Arts Journal, and others, with stories forthcoming in Columbia Journal and AGNI. You can find him at @subrajsingh1 on Twitter and Blue Sky.

Nitya Gupta (she/her) is a fiction writer from Chicago. She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She was a finalist for the 2022 Jesmyn Ward Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the 2023 DISQUIET Literary Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Michigan Quarterly Review and Grist Journal.

Dedicated to the craft of literature, Tin House stands as a beacon for exceptional writing encompassing literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. It boasts an impressive portfolio of award-winning books and hosts a renowned workshop and seminar series, further amplified by its collaboration with a critically acclaimed podcast. Founded in 2002, Tin House initially embarked on its publishing journey as an imprint under Bloomsbury, later establishing itself as an independent press based in Portland, Oregon, in 2005.

The iconic Tin House Summer Workshop debuted in 2003, gathering distinguished figures within the Tin House community alongside aspiring, gifted writers for a week of immersive workshops, enlightening seminars, and captivating readings on the scenic grounds of Reed College in Portland.

The trajectory of their workshops expanded in 2013, embracing genre-specific Winter Workshops held at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon. In 2015, Tin House introduced Craft Intensive seminars, followed by a significant online shift in 2019, offering an ongoing array of virtual workshops and classes. With an annual publication of around two dozen books, Tin House authors have garnered recognition from esteemed sources such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and TIME, to name a few.

The list of accolades achieved by Tin House books is extensive, including wins for the PEN/Jean Stein Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, Edgar Award, and Lambda Literary Award. Moreover, these works have secured coveted spots on the New York Times and other national bestseller lists, while also being finalists for honors like the National Book Award, New American Voices Award, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and longlisted for The Giller Prize, among other distinguished acknowledgments.

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