Associate Professor Oindrila Mukherjee

Ph.D. Literature and Creative Writing, University of Houston
M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Florida
M.A., B.A. English, University of Cambridge; B.A. English, Jadavpur University
340 LOH | 331-8034 | |


Oindrila Mukherjee grew up in India where she worked as a journalist for the country’s oldest English language newspaper, The Statesman. She writes fiction and nonfiction and has translated some Bengali literature to English. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in SalonThe Kenyon Review, The Oxford Anthology of Bengali Literature, The Colorado Review, The Greensboro ReviewThe Writers’ Chronicle, Arts & LettersCrab Orchard Review, Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Her fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories. She has written extensively about two of her passions–-books and tennis–-for Scroll, an Indian magazine with a worldwide readership of over 6 million. She also serves as a Contributing Editor for the journal Aster(ix). Currently, she is working on a novel and a collection of stories.

At Grand Valley, Oindrila teaches Introduction to Creative Writing, Intermediate and Advanced Fiction Writing, and Intermediate and Advanced Magazine Writing. She has been nominated by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the Burch, Jacobs & Moore Diversity Teaching Excellence Award and the Distinguished Early Career Scholar Award. 

You can follow her on twitter at @oinkness

Oindrila Mukherjee