2021 Winner of the A.C. Bose Grant

Delighted to note that Sanjna N. Singh is the 2021 winner of the $1000 A.C. Bose Grant for South Asian Speculative Literature!

Singh has worked in New York City for over fifteen years, at HBO, and as a television producer for shows such as Mob Wives, Storm Chasers, Dual Survival and Killing Fields. Her essays have been published in the New York Times, Guardian, Zora, Tricycle and Bitch, among other publications. Her documentary Out of Status, which followed Muslim families detained or deported on post 9/11 immigration sweeps, was nominated for Amnesty’s Human Rights Award and aired on Channel 4 in the UK. She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program.


The A.C. Bose Grant will annually give $1000 to a South Asian / South Asian diaspora writer developing speculative fiction. It supports adult fiction, but work that is also accessible to older children and teens will be given preference in the jury process. The donors hope that this grant will help develop work that will let young people imagine different worlds and possibilities.

​The grant is founded in memory of Ashim Chandra Bose. A.C. Bose, a lover of books, and especially science fiction and fantasy, by his children, Rupa Bose and Gautam Bose, in fond memory and to honor the legacy of the worlds he opened up for them.


The Speculative Literature Foundation is a nonprofit, dependent on the support of our members to keep doing what we do: grants, interviews, local chapters, panels and workshops, co-writing on Zoom, and more. If you’re enjoying our projects and programs, we’d love to have you join us — for $2 / month, come help us support developing great speculative literature and envisioning new, diverse futures!


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