Aurvi Sharma

India Downes-Le Guin

Winner of the 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artists Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, Aurvi Sharma has been awarded prizes from Gulf CoastPrairie Schooner and Wasafiri. She has also received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, VCCA (Goldfarb fellowship), AWP, Bread Loaf (Rona Jaffe Foundation scholarship), Santa Fe Art Institute, Tin House and Sarai. Her essays Apricots and Eleven Stories of Water and Stone were notables in the Best American Essays 2017 and 2016, and received Pushcart nominations. Sharma‘s writing has also appeared in The Kenyon Review OnlineFourth Genre, and Pleiades. A Publishing Associate at Guernica, she lives in New York City.