Born 1985 in New Delhi/India.
Aditi Rao is a writer, educator, and dreamer. Her essays and poems have been published widely, including in InfochangeIndia, Black Rabbit Review, India Untravelled, Vayavya, Muse India, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Four Quarters Magazine, and The Feminist Wire. She has been a fellow at the Sangam House International Writers’ Residency and the Jayanti Residency. She received the 2011 Srinivas Rayaprol Prize for Poetry, and the 2013 TFA Creative Writing in English Award.
Her first book, The Fingers Remember, was published in 2014 and won the Muse India-Satish Verma Young Writer Award 2015.
Aditi Rao currently lives between New Delhi and Shimla/India, where she runs a youth program using the arts for social change, facilitates writing workshops, and carves out time for her twin passions of poetry and pottery. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, New York/USA and a Bachelor in Liberal Arts from Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA/USA.