Kiran Kaur Saini



Awards and Nominations

  • Winner, A.C. Bose Grant for South Asian Speculative Fiction
  • Winner, The Henfield Prize for Fiction
  • Winner, Best Feature (writer of), International Women’s Film Festival, Miami
  • SFWA Nebulas Recommended Reading List
  • Pushcart Prize nomination by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Quarter-Finalist, Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project
  • Honorable Mention, Writers of the Future

Grant Support

  • United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
  • Speculative Literature Foundation
  • North Carolina Arts Council

Artist’s Residency Fellowships

  • Blue Mountain Center
  • Wildacres
  • Djerassi Resident Artists Program
  • Headlands Center for the Arts

Random Words of Praise

“Saini can write.” –Don Frisch, Grand Rapids Press

“So fucking strange, but oddly relatable.” –James McEwen

“Wow! Where did THIS come from?” –Tim Ackerly

“Chillingly beautiful. I held my breath reading it.” –Sylvia Crosbie