CAPSULE BIO (April 2014):
Mary Anne Mohanraj is author of Bodies in Motion (HarperCollins) and ten other titles. Bodies in Motion was a finalist for the Asian American Book Awards, a USA Today Notable Book, and has been translated into six languages. Previous titles include Aqua Erotica and Wet (two erotica anthologies edited for Random House), Kathryn in the City and The Classics Professor (two erotic choose-your-own-adventure novels, Penguin), and The Best of Strange Horizons. Mohanraj founded the Hugo-nominated magazine, Strange Horizons. She was Guest of Honor at WisCon 2010, received a Breaking Barriers Award from the Chicago Foundation for Women for her work in Asian American arts organizing, and won an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Prose. Mohanraj has taught at the Clarion SF/F workshop, and is now Clinical Assistant Professor of fiction and literature and Associate Coordinator of Asian and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She serves as Executive Director of both DesiLit (www.desilit.org) and the Speculative Literature Foundation (www.speclit.org). Recent publications include the collection Without a Map, Aqueduct Press, co-authored with Nnedi Okorafor. Mohanraj’s newest book is a Kickstarter-funded Lambda-award-finalist science fiction novella, The Stars Change, November 2013 from Circlet Press. She serves as editor-in-chief ofJaggery, a South Asian literary journal (http://jaggerylit.com). Mohanraj lives in a creaky old Victorian in Oak Park, just outside Chicago, withher partner, Kevin, two small children, and a sweet dog.
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