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Sanjena Sathian

Biography

Sanjena Sathian

A Paul and Daisy Soros fellow, Sanjena Sathian is a 2019 graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has worked as a reporter in Mumbai and San Francisco, with nonfiction bylines for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Food & Wine, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle and more. And her award-winning short fiction has been published in Boulevard, Joyland, Salt Hill and The Master’s Review.

Sanjena Sathian

Books by Sanjena Sathian

by Sanjena Sathian - Fiction, Magical Realism

A floundering second-generation teenager growing up in the Bush-era Atlanta suburbs, Neil Narayan is authentic, funny and smart. He just doesn't share the same drive as everyone around him. He has his sights set on his neighbor across the cul-de-sac, Anita Dayal. But Anita has a secret: she and her mother, Anjali, have been brewing an ancient alchemical potion from stolen gold that harnesses the ambition of the jewelry's original owner. Anjali's own mother in Bombay didn't waste the precious potion on her daughter, favoring her sons instead. Anita, on the other hand, just needs a little boost to get into Harvard. But when Neil joins in the plot, events spiral into a tragedy that rips their community apart.