Meera Nair is the author of Video (Pantheon) and the children's books Maya Saves the Day and Maya in a Mess(Duckbill: India). Video won the 7th Annual Asian-American Literary Award and was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. It was chosen as a Notable Book by the Kiriyama Pacific-Rim Prize, and was the Editor's Choice at the San Francisco Chronicle. Nair's work has been featured on National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Hindu and Huffington Post and in Threepenny Review, Calyx, India Abroad, Departures magazine and in the anthologies Charlie Chan is Dead-2, Money Changes Everything and Delhi Noir.


Nair has won the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship as well as fellowships from the New York Times, the MacDowell Artists’ Colony and Queens Council for the Arts. She was the Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University from 2011-2014, and led the University's Writing London Study Abroad summer program in the UK. She currently teaches writing at New York University and Brooklyn College. 

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