Pia Ghosh-Roy grew up in India, and now lives in Cambridge (UK). Her fiction, poetry and essays have been published in the UK, US, India and New Zealand. She won the 2017 Hamlin Garland Award for her story The Resurrection of Rakesh Sharma. Her other stories have been placed in, and short- and longlisted for, several prizes including the Aestas Fabula Press Competition, Bath Short Story Award, Brighton Prize, Berlin Writing Prize, Fish Short Story Competition, and Hourglass Literary Magazine Short Story Contest. Pia is working on her first novel and a short-story collection.
“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