SHREYA ILA ANASUYA
writer of strange fiction
researcher of the speculative and the sublime
I am a writer from Calcutta, India. I write fiction across genres, including and especially fantasy and horror. My work explores – among other things – history, the supernatural, gender, the body, grief, liminal spaces, music and the senses, as well as cultural memory. I am currently a PhD candidate at King's College London, where I look at the intersection of music/gender and storytelling in early 20th century India. In other avatars and lives, I have worked as a researcher, editor, journalist, teacher, and performance artist. I am bonded, in this life and beyond, to my baby – a calico cat named Begum.
SHE WHO ANSWERS
Magic Has No Borders (HarperTeen)
PLAYING MACBETH AT THE ELECTRA THEATRE ON BEADON STREET
Infinite Constellations: Speculating Us
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
AN ARRAY OF WORLDS AS A ROSE UNFURLING IN TIME
ENCOUNTERS WITH WOLVES,
IN THREE ACTS
Cup and Dagger,
Sword and Kettle Press
Magical Women, Hachette India
Reprinted in A Case of Indian Marvels: Dazzling Stories from the Country’s Finest New Writers, Aleph Book Company (2022)
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL!
I'm delighted to share that I will be talking about my Bonbibi retelling at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, on 12 August 2023. I will be appearing alongside fellow Magic Has No Borders contributors Sangu Mandanna and Nikita Gill, and the panel will be chaired by Hannah Lavery.
A CASE OF INDIAN MARVELS
I'm pleased to share that my GUL (first published in MAGICAL WOMEN, Hachette India) is now out in A CASE OF INDIAN MARVELS: Dazzling Stories from the Country’s Finest New Writers, by the Aleph Book Company. The story is dedicated to Saleem Kidwai, who introduced the stage adaptation of the story in Lucknow, where the story is set, and who supported it with his characteristic generosity.
SANGAM HOUSE RESIDENCY
TOTO AWARD FOR CREATIVE WRITING
UNFPA/POPULATION FIRST LAADLI MEDIA AWARDS
"...absolutely marvelous: beautiful, wrenching, hopeful, and infused with both love and magic. A short story that feels like an epic love story... the prose is exquisite."
for 'An Array of Worlds as a Rose Unfurling in Time', Strange Horizons