Indrapramit Das

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Indrapramit Das (also known as Indra Das) is an Indian science fiction, fantasy and cross-genre writer, critic and editor from Kolkata.[1] Their fiction has appeared in several publications including Clarkesworld, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, and, and has been widely anthologized in collections including Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction.[2][3][4][5]

Their debut novel The Devourers (Penguin Books India, 2015; Del Rey, 2016) won the 29th Annual Lambda Award in LGBT SF/F/Horror category.[6] The Lambda Award celebrates excellence in LGBT literature. The Devourers was shortlisted for 2016 Crawford Award, and included in the 2015 Locus Recommended Reading List.[7][8] It was also nominated for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and the Tata Live! Literature First Book Award in India.[9][10]

Das is an Octavia E. Butler Scholar and a graduate of the 2012 Clarion West Writers Workshop.[11] They completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.[12]

They are a former consulting editor of speculative fiction for Indian publisher Juggernaut Books.[13][14]


  1. ^ Das, Indrapramit. "Indra Das: 'The artist's job is to provide the seed for an infinite tree of branching meanings, all flowering inside the hive mind of a collective human audience.'". Mithila Review. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Year's Best Science Fiction - Thirtieth Annual Collection". Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Strange Horizons - Archives". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016.
  4. ^ " - Asimov's Science Fiction #473".
  5. ^ "Clarkesworld - Indra Das".
  6. ^ "29th Annual Lambda Awards Winners". Locus Magazine. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  7. ^ "2015 Locus Recommended Reading List".
  8. ^ "2016 Crawford Award".
  9. ^ "Rohini Mohan wins Shakti Bhatt prize".
  11. ^ "Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars".
  13. ^ "Building New Worlds".
  14. ^ Haldule, Tej (September 2017). "Brave New World | The Meteoric Rise of Indian Sc-Fi". GQ India.

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