Vineetha Mokkil is the author of the collection, A Happy Place and Other Stories (HarperCollins), named one of the Top Ten Works of Fiction of 2014 by The Telegraph. She is currently at work on a novel set in 1950s Tibet and contemporary Delhi. Her fiction has appeared in publications including The Santa Fe Writers Project Journal, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Northeast Review, and in Why We Don’t Talk, an anthology of short fiction.

A graduate of Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi and New York University, Mokkil has been awarded residencies at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation and Can Serrat Centro de Actividades. Her essays, features, and reviews have been published in The Times of India, Tehelka, Asian Review of Books, Open magazine and others. She writes a monthly column on fiction writing and writers for Litro magazine, USA.