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Priyanka Champaneri's debut novel, THE CITY OF GOOD DEATH, won the 2018 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, was a finalist for the 2021 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and was named one of NPR's 2021 Books We Love. She 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. In 2024 she received a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. 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


And if you're also a knitter, check out Menaka Shawl, a pattern designed by Nidhi Kansal that was directly inspired by The City of Good Death

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