Rijula Das's debut novel A Death in Shonagachhi will be published in January 2020 by Picador India.


She is a recipient of 2019 Michael King Writer's Centre Residency in Auckland and the 2016 Dastaan Award for her short story Notes From A Passing.


Her English translation of Nabarun Bhattacharya's novel Kangal Malshat is forthcoming from Seagull Books in Fall of 2020.

Rijula received her PhD in Creative Writing/prose-fiction in 2017 from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where she taught writing for two years. Her critical research focuses on the connections between public space and sexual violence. A Death in Shonagachhi was born of this research.

Her short fiction has appeared in Newsroom and The Hindu. She lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand.