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Mary Anne Mohanraj
Works at University of Illinois at Chicago
Attended University of Utah
Lived in Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Trying to fail better.
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Writer, professor, mother. http://www.maryannemohanraj.com

Mary Anne Mohanraj is the author of Bodies in Motion (HarperCollins) and nine other titles. Bodies in Motion was a finalist for the Asian American Book Awards, a USA Today Notable Book, and has been translated into six languages. 

Mohanraj founded the World Fantasy Award-winning and Hugo-nominated magazine, Strange Horizons and the erotica magazine Clean Sheets. She was Guest of Honor at WisCon 2010, received a Breaking Barriers Award from the Chicago Foundation for Women for her work in Asian American arts organizing, and won an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship. 

Mohanraj has taught at the Clarion SF/F workshop, and is now Clinical Assistant Professor of fiction and literature and Associate Coordinator of Asian and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She serves as Executive Director of both DesiLit and the Speculative Literature Foundation.

Recent publications include "Talking to Elephants" (Abyss & Apex) and "Jump Space" (Thoughtcrime Experiments).  She lives in a creaky old Victorian in Oak Park, just outside Chicago, with her partner, Kevin, two small children, and a sweet dog.
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Author of ten books; mother of Kavya and Anandan Whyte
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  • University of Utah
    Ph.D. in English Lit. and Creative Writing, 2000 - 2005
  • Mills College
    MFA in Creative Writing, 1995 - 1997
  • University of Chicago
    BA in English Literature, 1989 - 1993
  • Miss Porter's School
    High School, 1985 - 1989
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Writer and English Professor
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  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Clinical Assistant Professor, 2008 - present
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Negombo, Sri Lanka - New Britain - Chicago - Philadelphia - Oakland - Salt Lake City - Oak Park
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The Pabellon empanada is delicious -- chicken or beef with black beans, fried plantains, and cheese, wrapped in a tasty fried empanada and served with green salsa. I would have liked it a little spicier, but they do have Tabasco there to heat it up; next time, I might ask if they'd be willing to throw some green chili in too. I had the chorizo arepa another time -- good, but very rich (with all the fried chorizo), and the arepa was too big for my appetite. The empanada is a perfect size for lunch.
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