PIA GHOSH-ROY grew up in India, and lives in Cambridge (UK). After an exciting decade in advertising – working in ad agencies in Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai and London – she ventured into fiction with a short story, which was published in Litro. Since then, her fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies in the UK, US, India and New Zealand.
She’s the winner of the Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story, and the Cagibi Macaron Prize for Non Fiction. Her work has been short- and longlisted for, several other prizes including the Aestas Fabula Press Award, Brighton Prize, Bath Short Story Award, Berlin Writing Prize and Fish Short Story Prize amongst others.
Pia is currently working on her first novel and a collection of short stories.
“I found The Resurrection of Rakesh Sharma to be captivating from the opening sentence. Told in a mythic voice infused with melancholy and wonder, the story has a strange and almost old-fashioned haunted quality that shimmers off its elegant sentences. This is not simply a tale of transformation and escape, but a tale that reflects the surreal blend of hopelessness, desperation, and envy that comes with poverty, something incredibly difficult to capture in a short and lyrical story. The Resurrection of Rakesh Sharma does this with an effortless grace and an innovative structure, making it a story that feels both classic and contemporary, and ultimately, wise.” | Dean Bakopoulos, author of Summertime