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Priyanka Champaneri received her MFA in creative writing from George Mason University and has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts numerous times. She received the 2018 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for The City of Good Death, her first novel. You can find Priyanka on Instagram as @priyanka.champaneri.


In addition to being a writer, Priyanka is also an avid and experienced knitter. View her projects on Ravelry, or follow her knitting account on Instagram, @priyanka.knits.

Other Work

  • "Thread," an essay displayed at Page Bond Gallery (November 2021) in Richmond, Virginia and in the catalog for EMBLEM: Works by Sarah Boyts Yoder

  • "9 Books About Gossip," a reading list published with Electric Lit

  • "Strange Gift," a short story published in The Hindu Business Line

  • "Draupadi on the Mountaintop," an essay published in the COVID-19-inspired anthology And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again (Restless Books, August 2020)