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Sanjena Sathian

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Sanjena Sathian is a 2019 graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has worked as a reporter in Mumbai and San Francisco, with nonfiction bylines for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Food & Wine, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, and more.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Gold Diggers (2021)
Sanjena Sathian recommends
I Love You So Much it's Killing Us Both (2024)
Mariah Stovall
"I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both is a funny, biting, and big-hearted coming of age story. Enter these pages for Mariah Stovall's witty renderings of the contradictions of millennial youth and for her lovingly excavated cultural artifacts; stay for her poignant reflections on what it means to grow into an adult, to be a friend, and to belong to our moment in history."
Hope (2023)
Andrew Ridker
"A funny, incisive, and keen novel of family, citizenship, and the fundamental American promise. . . . Sweeping yet intimate. Ridker's distinctive talent is his eye for both realism and comedy."
The Dog of the North (2023)
Elizabeth McKenzie
"What a wonderfully weird yet deeply familiar world Elizabeth McKenzie has sketched in The Dog of the North! These pages are full of the absurdly funny alongside the absurdly tragic - hairpieces, talking fish, disappeared parents, a scalpel-happy grandmother, gastrointestinal disasters - the strangeness is not mere quirk. McKenzie's brilliance lies in her deadpan gaze and cool wit, which shows us how inherently odd reality itself is. Families are odd. Homes are odd. California is odd. Dogs and hair and steak and trout are odd. Look up from this book and feel understood in your own inexplicable oddity. A joy, a pleasure, and an addictive read with an ultimately hopeful core that recalls Haruki Murakami, Sayaka Murata, Richard Brautigan, and Miranda July."

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Anthologies containing stories by Sanjena Sathian
The Best American Short Stories 2022 (2022)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Andrew Sean Greer

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