Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar (born 1983) is the author of a novel, The Mysterious Ailment Of Rupi Baskey, which won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2015, jointly won the Muse India-Satish Verma Young Writer Award 2015, was shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2014 and a Crossword Book Award 2014, and was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2016; a collection of short stories, The Adivasi Will Not Dance, which has been shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2016 and recommended for a course at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. His works of fiction, non-fiction and photography have been published in Alchemy: The Tranquebar Book Of Erotic Stories II and American Book Review, among other newspapers and journals. His third book, a novel, A Memorial, is forthcoming in 2017.