Sheba Karim

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Sheba Karim
Born Catskill, New York
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Genre Literature, Young adult fiction

Sheba Karim is an American author who writes literature and young adult fiction.

Early life[edit]

Sheba Karim was born and raised in Catskill, New York. She graduated from the New York University School of Law and received a M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.


Sheba Karim's next young adult novel,That Thing We Call a Heart, is out in May 2017 from HarperTeen. Her first young adult novel, Skunk Girl, was published in the United States, Denmark, India, Italy and Sweden and was the young adult selection for the 2012 Silicon Valley Reads Program. Her work has appeared in several magazines and anthologies in the US and India. She was a 2009-2010 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar based in Delhi, India, was selected as Remy Cointreau India's 'Cointreauversial Woman' for Spring 2011, and has been awarded residences at Hedgebrook, Kimmel Nelson Harding Center for the Arts, Ledig House, and Millay Colony for the Arts.[1]




External links[edit]

Skunk Girl discussed in Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature by Erin Khuê Ninh

  • Interview with the author in Times of India
  • Review of Skunk Girl in Mint Lounge
  • Review of Skunk Girl in Teen Reads

Skunk Girl selected as young adult novel for the Silicon Valley Reads Program 2012

  • Short Story: Zulaikha to Her Daughter from the anthology Venus Fly Trap