Dipika Mukherjee is the author of the novel Thunder Demons (2011), which was long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize, and the poetry chapbook The Palimpsest of Exile (2009). Her fiction and poetry have appeared widely in journals such as World Literature Today, Del Sol Review, and Postcolonial Text, among others. She is the editor of two volumes of Southeast Asian writing: The Merlion and Hibiscus (2002) and Silverfish New Writing 6 (2006). In 2009, she won the Platform Flash Fiction competition.
Mukherjee earned her PhD in English (sociolinguistics) from Texas A&M University. In her scholarly work, she focuses on the intersections between national language policy and migrant groups in Malaysia. With Maya Khemlani David, she coedited National Language Planning and Language Shifts in Malaysian Minority Communities: Speaking in Many Tongues (2011). Mukherjee has taught language and linguistics in many places, including China, India, the Netherlands, the United States, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Mukherjee lives in Chicago, and has written for the Poetry Foundation's blog, Harriet.
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