Dr Dipika Mukherjee


Dr Dipika Mukherjee

Writer, Sociolinguist


Dipika Mukherjee is an internationally touring writer, sociolinguist, and global nomad. She has been a permanent resident of Malaysia for over two decades and has been mentoring Southeast Asian writing; in 2015, she founded the D.K Dutt Award for Literary Excellence in Malaysia. She has edited five anthologies of Southeast Asian fiction: Endings and Beginnings Fruit (Word Works, 2018), Bitter Root Sweet Fruit (Word Works, 2017), Champion Fellas (Word Works, 2016), Silverfish New Writing 6 (Silverfish, 2006) and The Merlion and Hibiscus (Penguin, 2002).

She is the author of three works of fiction: Shambala Junction (Aurora Metro, 2016), Ode to Broken Things (Repeater, 2016), and Rules of Desire (Fixi, 2015). Her two poetry collections, are The Third Glass of Wine (Writer’s Workshop, 2015), and The Palimpsest of Exile (Rubicon Press, 2009). Her next collection, The Home and the World, will be published by CavanKerry Press in 2022.

She holds a PhD in English (Sociolinguistics) from Texas A&M University. She has taught at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Shanghai International Studies University, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Nanyang Technological University, Bowling Green State University and Texas A&M University in a career that has spanned continents.

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