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Shobha Rao

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Shobha Rao burst onto the literary scene in 2016 with her “rich and intelligent” (San Francisco Chronicle) short story collection An Unrestored Woman. Her debut novel, Girls Burn Brighter, was named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by Cosmo, Ms. Magazine, the Huffington Post, and others. She is the winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, and her story “Kavitha and Mustafa” was chosen by T. C. Boyle for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2015. She moved to the United States from India at the age of seven and currently lives in San Francisco.

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