Rishi Reddi

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Rishi Reddi is an American author. She was born in Hyderabad, India and grew up in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Reddi is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where she studied English, and the Northeastern University School of Law. In 2001, she earned a master's degree in creative writing from Boston University. Alongside her writing career, she has been an enforcement attorney for the state and federal environmental protection agencies, as well as a lawyer for the Massachusetts Secretary of Environment.

Her book Karma and Other Stories received the 2008 L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award.[1] Rishi Reddi’s work was chosen for Best American Short Stories 2005,[2] featured on National Public Radio’s “Selected Shorts” program, and received an honorable mention for 2004 Pushcart Prize. She has been a Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the MacDowell Colony and a recipient of an Individual Artist’s Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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