V.V. Ganeshananthan, a fiction writer and journalist, is the author of Love Marriage: A Novel (Random House, 2008), set in Sri Lanka and its diasporas. She most recently taught in the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. Following her time at the Radcliffe Institute, she will join the faculty of the University of Minnesota.
This year, Ganeshananthan is working on her second novel, which is connected to Sri Lankan politics.
Ganeshananthan is a graduate of Harvard College, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the MA program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, Granta, the New York Times, Ploughshares, and the Washington Post, among others. She is a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow and has also received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Phillips Exeter Academy and a residency from Yaddo. Love Marriage was longlisted for the Orange Prize and named one of Washington Post Book World’s Best Books of 2008.