Misha Rai

Official site of writer Misha Rai.

The Official Site of writer Misha Rai.


Photograph by Ramsay Mathews http://www.ramseymathews.photography/

Photograph by Ramsay Mathews


On April  5, 2017 Misha Rai's novel-in-progress, Blood We Did Not Spill, won the 2016 Dana Award in the Novel Category . 

In 2016 Misha Rai became the first-ever Ph.D. in Fiction to be awarded the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies for her novel-in-progress, Blood We Did Not Spill. She is also a 2016-2017 Edward H. and Mary C. Kingsbury Fellow at Florida State University and has been the recipient of the 2015 George M. Harper Award.

Misha's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Indiana ReviewHayden’s Ferry Review, Sonora Review, The Missouri Review blog, and Crab Orchard Review.

Her writing often focuses on Transnational Literature, Historical and Political Fiction, Literary History, Detection, Exile–whether self imposed or through banishment, and grapples with the unsettling realities of displacement and that tricky thing called memory. 

She was born in Sonipat, Haryana and brought up in India. She currently serves as Fiction Editor for The Southeast Review and Associate Reviews Editor at Pleiades. She is also working on a collection of essays.