V.V. (Sugi) Ganeshananthan

College of Liberal Arts
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
McKnight Presidential Fellow Award
Research Title
At the intersection of literature, history, and the news

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V.V. Ganeshananthan is a fiction writer and essayist who writes about Ilankai / Lankan Tamil communities and the Sri Lankan civil war. Her debut novel, Love Marriage, was longlisted for the Women's Prize and named one of The Washington Post’s Best of 2008. Her work has appeared in The New York Times​, Granta, Columbia Journalism Review​, and Best American Nonrequired Reading, ​among others.​ She co-hosts the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, which is about the intersection of literature and the news. She has taught classes on novel writing, plot and revision, and political literature. Her forthcoming novel, Brotherless Night, will be published in January 2023.