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Short Fiction by V.V. Ganeshananthan

K Becomes K (Ploughshares, Fall 2013)
[anthologized in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014]

We Regret To Inform You That Your Condolences Cannot Be Accepted At This Time (Groundviews, May 20, 2010)

Hippocrates (Granta, Winter 2009)
[selected by Best American Short Stories as a Distinguished Story of 2010]

Enter the body (Himal Southasian, October/November 2009)
[watch or listen to a reading of an earlier version of this story
at The University of Iowa in 2003]

A Just Country [contract] (, May 7, 2008)
(also reprinted in EGO Magazine)

Poetry by V.V. Ganeshananthan

Regulations For Your Rage (The Toast, August 15, 2014)

The Five-Year Tongue Twisters (Groundviews, May 19, 2014)

umbrella over bird (Groundviews, May 19, 2011)

Articles by V.V. Ganeshananthan

The New York Times Book Review

Fiction in Translation | ‘Karate Chop,’ by Dorthe Nors, and More
March 7, 2014

Granta Online

Best Untranslated Writers: Shobasakthi
July 22, 2013

Home: reflections for Anthony Shadid
September 3, 2012

The Politics of Grief
August 28, 2011

The Margins (The Asian American Writers’ Workshop)

The Authentic Outsider
Bill Cheng, Anthony Marra, and the freedom to write what you don’t know.
September 19, 2013

Himal Southasian

Sri Lanka’s alternatives abroad
Are the island’s diasporas a source of remittances, a threat,
or legitimate sites for political engagement and critique?
(co-authored with Kitana Ananda and Ashwini Vasanthakumar)
December 2010 (cross-posted on Sepia Mutiny)

Columbia Journalism Review

Heap of Trouble (review)
Katherine Boo chronicles life inside a Mumbai slum
March/April 2012

Context M.I.A.
M.I.A. may not get her story straight—but neither does Lynn Hirschberg
June 3, 2010


I Don’t Want To Fight (in conversation with Amitava Kumar)
November 2009
(guest-edited fiction with Kumar; selections include work
by Romesh Gunesekera, Tania James, Preeta Samarasan, and Hasanthika Sirisena;
see also related blog entries under Sepia Mutiny)

The Washington Post

Written in the Stars (review)
October 19, 2008

I Wrote a Story, Not the Whole Story
July 13, 2008

The San Francisco Chronicle

‘Golden State,’ by Michelle Richmond (review)
February 28, 2014

‘Wave,’ by Sonali Deraniyagala (review)
March 15, 2013

The Atlantic Online

Two Mr. Foxes, Two Views of Food
December 14, 2009

The Millions

In the Room: Against a Cultural Boycott of the Galle Literary Festival
February 17, 2011

A Year In Reading
December 18, 2008

Columbia Magazine

Tales of an American Dreamer
(interview with Steven Millhauser about We Others: New and Selected Stories)
Winter 2011-12

EGO Magazine

Whale Country
(first appeared in translation, in Etiqueta Negra)
September 2007

Sepia Mutiny
(selected posts; find full list here or here)

Your Customs Is Foreign To Us
January 24, 2011

Weird Kitchen Science
July 14, 2010

Tea Party Official Apologizes To Hindus After Insulting Muslim “Monkey God”;
Local Hindu Says, Take Your Apology And Shove It
May 20, 2010

Sean Panikkar: He’s an Opera Singer, But Back Then “Nobody Knew I Could Sing”
February 8, 2010

Travel Writing, Annotated
January 9, 2010

Lanka Solidarity: Washington, DC-Area Fundraiser for IDPs in Sri Lanka
November 9, 2009

YaliniDream / An Artist, Constantly Evolving
June 19, 2009

The Unsinkable Boat
May 10, 2009

Indian, Indian, Indian!
January 7, 2009

Happy Deepavali. We Will Let You Go Free on Bail (Malaysian Redux)
October 27, 2008

Naan Fromage, S’il vous plaît
September 20, 2008

Black July at 25
July 26, 2008

Some Like It (Ridiculously) Hot
July 12, 2008

What’s God Got To Do (Got To Do) With It?
February 20, 2008

Happy Walentine’s Day
February 14, 2008

A Spot of Teh?
January 8, 2008

‘There are protests everywhere’ (Singapore Days, Part II)
January 3, 2008

The Atlantic Monthly

The Big Picture
co-authored with James Fallows
October 2004

The Late-Decision Program
November 2003

The American Prospect Online

Retro Active
Bill Clinton can still work a crowd like no other Democrat — which is both a good and bad thing.
September 16, 2003

Home School
To win in Iowa, Clark will need to craft a domestic agenda.
September 22, 2003

Geek Chic
The outsider-geeks of the Dean campaign join forces with Al Gore, the most mainstream geek
in American politics.
December 11, 2003

The Harvard Crimson

Listening to Zayed
Thursday, June 6, 2002

Endpaper: It’s All in a Name
Thursday, April 29, 1999