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Shastri Akella

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Shastri Akella’s debut novel “The Sea Elephants” is forthcoming from Macmillan (USA, Canada) and Penguin (India). He was a writing resident at the Fine Arts Works Center (2021) and the Oak Springs Garden Foundation (2023). He earned an MFA in Creative Writing and PhD. in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His writing has appeared in Guernica, Fairy Tale Review, CRAFT, The Masters Review, Electric Literature, World Literature Review, and elsewhere. He’s an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Michigan State University.