Dipika Mukherjee is a writer and sociolinguist. Her second novel, Shambala Junction, won the UK Virginia Prize for Fiction. Her debut novel was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and republished as Ode to Broken Things. She written and edited short story collections and written two poetry collections. She is a Juror on the The Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2017 and holds a doctorate in English/sociolinguistics from Texas A&M University.