Sanjena Sathian is the author of the novel GOLD DIGGERS, published in April 2021 by Penguin Press, which she is currently adapting for television with Mindy Kaling's production company Kaling International. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a former Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. She has also worked as a journalist in San Francisco and in Mumbai.
Her award winning short fiction appears or is forthcoming in Conjunctions, Boulevard, Joyland, Salt Hill, and The Master’s Review. She’s written nonfiction for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Food and Wine, The Boston Globe, The Juggernaut, The Millions, OZY, and more.
She has taught creative writing to high school, college, graduate, and post-graduate level students in Iowa, Alaska, and New Zealand, and last year founded the Bombay Writers' Workshop.