V.V. Ganeshananthan, a fiction writer and journalist, is a 2002 graduate of Harvard College and a 2005 graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. In 2007, she graduated from the new M.A. program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where she was a Bollinger Fellow specializing in arts and culture journalism.
Her work has appeared in Granta, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, Sepia Mutiny, Himal Southasian, and The American Prospect, among others. A former vice president of the South Asian Journalists Association, she currently serves on the board of the Asian American Writers' Workshop and on the graduate board of The Harvard Crimson.
in 2005-2006, she was the Bennett Fellow and writer-in-residence at Phillips Exeter Academy. In fall 2008, she taught at Skidmore College as a writer-in-residence. She now teaches at the University of Michigan, where she is the Zell Visiting Professor of Creative Writing.
Random House published her first novel, Love Marriage, in April 2008. The book was longlisted for the Orange Prize and named one of Washington Post Book World's Best of 2008, as well as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick.