linderpix-8216-webAnu Kandikuppa worked as an economics consultant in Boston for many years before she began writing fiction.

Anu has published short stories in Kartika Review, Salt Hill, and The Normal School (forthcoming in Fall 2017). Her fiction has also been chosen as a finalist in Phoebe journal’s 2016 short story contest. She is currently at work on a number of short stories that explore aspects of Indian culture and emerge in a variety of narrative forms.

Anu was awarded the Gish Jen Emerging Writers’ Fellowship at the Writers’ Room of Boston in 2016.  She received an MFA in Writing from Warren Wilson College in 2015 and also holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Michigan State University.

Anu grew up in towns and cities in southern India, and has traveled widely in the country. She lives in Newton with her family.