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Shuchi Saraswat
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Shuchi Saraswat is senior editor of AGNI and has been part of the editorial team since 2019. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, OrionMichigan Quarterly ReviewAGNIEcotone, and elsewhere. Her fiction has received support from Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Art Omi, The Writers’ Room of Boston, Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop, and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

For ten years she worked as an independent bookseller in Massachusetts. During that time, she founded the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith, a reading series focused on themes of migration, the intersection of politics & literature, and works in translation. In 2019, she served as a judge for the National Book Award in Translated Literature and in 2021 she judged the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Nonfiction. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College and lives in Boston. (updated 1/2024)

Shuchi Saraswat is the editor, with Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, of Futures: An AGNI Portfolio of Work in Translation.

AGNI has published the following work:

Art Feature
Agni, agni (essay)
AGNI 96 Print Only
Art Feature
Sugar Sea: On Artist Andrea Chung (essay)
AGNI 95 Print Only
Editor’s Note
Future: An Impossible Image
AGNI 94 Reading Translating Family
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