Padma Viswanathan

Author: Padma Viswanathan

Padma Viswanathan is a Canadian-American novelist and translator whose novels have been published in eight countries and shortlisted for the PEN USA Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and others. Her most recent book is Like Every Form of Love: A Memoir of Friendship and True Crime. Viswanathan’s short fiction, essays and translations have appeared in Granta, The Boston Review, BRICK, and elsewhere. Her full-length translations include São Bernardo, by Brazilian novelist Graciliano Ramos, and Where We Standby philosopher Djamila Ribeiro. She is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas—Fayetteville, where she is Founding Director of the Arkansas International Writer at Risk Residency Program. Ms. Viswanathan divides her time between Fayetteville and Montréal.