Shome Dasgupta lives in Lafayette, LA. He is the author of i am here And You Are Gone (Winner Of The 2010 OW Press Fiction Chapbook Contest), The Seagull And The Urn (HarperCollins India, 2013) which has been republished in the UK by Accent Press as The Sea Singer (2016), and his first collection of short stories, Anklet And Other Stories (Golden Antelope Press) was published in 2017. His next novel, Pretend I Am Someone You Like, is forthcoming from University of West Alabama’s Livingston Press (2019), and his second collection of stories, Mute, is forthcoming from Tolsun Books. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University-Los Angeles. His stories and poems have appeared in Puerto Del Sol, New Orleans Review, NANO Fiction, Everyday Genius, Redivider, Magma Poetry, and elsewhere. His fiction has been selected to appear in The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing Anthology (&Now Books, 2013). His work has been featured as a storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Story, nominated for The Best Of The Net, and longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50.

His favorite artists, writers, and musicians include Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Neutral Milk Hotel, J.D. Salinger, Aimee Bender, Mark Rothko, Margaret Atwood, Luis Jorge Borges, A.M. Homes, John Dos Pasos, Dennis McFarland, William Faulkner, Francois Sagan, Jhumpa Lahiri, Francois Truffaut, Outkast, Missy Elliott, Antony And The Johnsons, Rabindranath Tagore, Lydia Davis, and Satyajit Ray.

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