The Winner of the 2020 A.C. Bose Grant

Congratulations, Asha Thanki!

2020—The Speculative Literature Foundation and DesiLit are pleased to announce that Asha Thanki is the winner of the $1000 2020 A.C. Bose Grant.

Thanki’s winning piece is titled “Somewhere in Bombay, a Fog Descends.” Thanki is a fiction writer and essayist living in Minneapolis, where she is completing an MFA at the University of Minnesota. She is the winner of the 2019 Arkansas International’s Emerging Writers Prize and a finalist for Redivider’s 2020 Beacon Street Prize. Her work has appeared in Platypus Press’ wildness, The Common, Catapult, Cosmonauts Avenue, Hyphen, and more; more information can be found at

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