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Meera Vijayann is a writer and essayist based in Kirkland, Washington. Her writing is shaped by the decade she spent as a development professional and journalist reporting on sexual violence in India and has appeared in Catapult, Entropy, Electric Literature, and The Guardian, among others. Her essay about how immigration laws separated her from her family won the Medium Writer’s Challenge Finalist Prize in 2021. In 2022, she was awarded the Hugo House Fellowship in Fiction to finish her debut novel.

When she is not reading for the New England Review or roaming around a bookstore, you're likely to find her on the couch somewhere with her little tabby, Daya. 
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