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About Talia Lakshmi Kolluri

Talia Lakshmi Kolluri is a mixed South Asian American writer from Northern California. Her debut collection, What We Fed to the Manticore (Tin House 2022), was a finalist for the 2023 Carol Shields Prize for Fiction, among other honors. To learn more about Talia, visit

Teaching Style: Talia’s generative workshops are casual and conversational, and include a group close reading of selected stories and excerpts, along with accessible generative prompts designed to jump-start your writing.

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