A Canopy of Branches (Fiction), Lake Oswego, OR
“I aim to inspire connection and recognition in the reader through complicating the portraits of Indian Americans in literature and portraying underrepresented issues around mental health and intergenerational trauma with nuance, and with hope.”
Meghana Mysore is a 2022-2023 Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing. She holds a B.A. in English from Yale, and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Hollins University. Her writing has appeared in Pleiades, Indiana Review, The Yale Review, Roxane Gay’s The Audacity, Passages North, The Rumpus, AAWW’s The Margins, Soft Punk, and the anthology A World Out of Reach (Yale University Press). A 2021 Bread Loaf Rona Jaffe Scholar in Fiction, she has also received support from the Tin House Winter Workshop and the Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, where she won the second-place prize in prose in their annual contest. She is working on a novel-in-stories concerning loss, joy, and intergenerational memory in an Indian American family.