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Aruni Kashyap

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Assistant Professor


Aruni Kashyap is a writer and translator. He is the author of His Father’s Disease (Flipped Eye Books, UK) and the novel The House With a Thousand Stories (Viking/ Penguin Random House, 2013). He has also translated from Assamese and introduced celebrated Indian writer Indira Goswami's last work of fiction, The Bronze Sword of Thengphakhri Tehsildar (Zubaan Books, 2013). He won the Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing to the University of Edinburgh, and his poetry collection, There is No Good Time for Bad News (Future Cycle Press, 2021) was a finalist for the 2018 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize and 2018 Four Way Books Levis Award in Poetry. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in Catapult, Bitch Media, The Boston Review, Electric Literature, The Oxford Anthology of Writings from Northeast, The Kenyon Review, The New York Times, The Guardian UK, and others. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Georgia, Athens. He also writes in Assamese, and his first Assamese novel is Noikhon Etia Duroit (Panchajanya Books, 2019).

How to Tell the Story of an Insurgency



ENGL6800 Forms and Craft: Graduate Fiction Workshop:

ENGL4800W: Advanced Creative Writing

ENGL4695: Topics in Postcolonial Lit: 

ENGL2400: Multicultural American Literature

ENGL3800: Introduction to Creative Writing

There is No Good Time for Bad News: Poems (2021)

How to Tell a Story of an Insurgency, HarperCollins (2020)

His Father's Disease and Other Stories, published in South Asia by Context (2019); in the UK by Flipped Eye (2020)

The House With a Thousand Stories, Viking/ Penguin Random House (2013). Penguin Paperbacks (2019). 

Assamese Novel : 
Noikhon Etia Duroit, Panchajanya Publishers, July 2019.


The Indian Express, "From Assam to Minnesota — a collection of stories about migration and displacement"

Khaleej Times, Dubai “I only know how to make sense of the world through stories.”

Metta Center for Nonviolence, Petaluma, California: “Storytelling and Politics” (Page 11), California, USA.

The Hindu, India: Writer Aruni Kashyap talks about his debut novel, and the burden of representing Assam.


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