I was born in Kerala, India, and received my M.F.A. in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College. I have published stories and essays in Rungh: A South Asian Quarterly and The Reading Room. I was a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in fiction writing and a Jerome Foundation grant to attend the New York Mills Arts Retreat. I have also been invited to attend writing residencies at Ledig House International Writers Residency and One Shanti Road Artists Residency, in Bangalore, India, and to teach a screenwriting workshop for TAOS (The Arts Outreach Society in Kochi, India). I have been hired by Tiny Dancer Films and Elland Road Partners to write adapted screenplays. I have also worked as a writing assistant on the Hollywood films Revolutionary Road, Snitch, Lone Ranger and Cure For Wellness. Since 1999, I have been teaching writing and literature to art students at Parsons the New School in New York City.