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Rochelle Potkar is an alumna of Iowa’s International Writing Program (2015) and a Charles Wallace Writer’s fellow, University of Stirling (2017).  She is the author of Four Degrees of Separation and Paper Asylum – shortlisted for the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2020. Her poetry film Skirt showcased on Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland. Her poems To Daraza won the 2018 Norton Girault Literary Prize UK, and The girl from Lal Bazaar was shortlisted at the Gregory O’ Donoghue International Poetry Prize, 2018.  As critic, her reviews have appeared in Wasafiri, Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature, Asian Cha, and Chandrabhaga. Widely-anthologized, she has read her poetry in India, Bali, Iowa, Macao, Stirling, Glasgow, Hongkong, Ukraine, Hungary, Bangladesh, and the Gold Coast, Australia. Her short story collection Bombay Hangovers is due soon. Her first screenplay ‘A Brown coat’ was a semi-finalist at the Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting competition 2020. https://rochellepotkar.com.

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Rochelle Potkar is the author of Four Degrees of Separation and Paper Asylum – shortlisted for the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2020. Her poetry film Skirt was showcased on Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland. Her short story collection Bombay Hangovers is due soon. Rochelle is an alumna of Iowa’s International Writing Program (2015) and a Charles Wallace Writer’s fellow, University of Stirling (2017).  She has read her poetry in India, Bali, Iowa, Macao, Stirling, Glasgow, Hongkong, Ukraine, Hungary, Bangladesh, and the Gold Coast.  https://rochellepotkar.com.

 

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ROCHELLE POTKAR

Ficionist | Poet | Critic | Curator | Editor | Screenwriter

Her poetry film Skirt features on Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland.

Paper Asylum was shortlisted for the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2020.

Bombay Hangovers, her story collection is due soon.

Her screenplay A Brown coat was shortlisted at the Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting competition 2020.

https://rochellepotkar.com

 

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Poetry nominations:

 The Norton Girault Literary Prize in poetry UK, 2018, winner for To Daraza.

The Gregory O’ Donoghue International Poetry Prize Ireland, 2018, shortlist for The girl from Lal Bazar.

Asian Cha’s Auditory Cortex, 2018, honorable mention for Place.

The Great Indian Poetry Contest, 2018, first runner up for War Specials.

Hongkong’s Proverse Poetry Prize (single poems) 2018 Anthology space for Amber.

Her poetry film Skirt was showcased on Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland.

Her unpublished poetry manuscript The Inglorious Coins of the Counting House was longlisted at the Eyewear Publishing, Beverly Prize Poetry Book Award UK 2019, and shortlisted at the 2nd Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize 2019, NY.

  

Short story nominations:

 Open Road Review, 2016, winner for The leaves of the deodar.

The Best of Asian Short Stories, Kitaab International, 2018, selection for Chit Mahal (The Enclave).

The Best of Asian Speculative Short Stories, Kitaab International, 2018, selection for Eternal Swirl.

The DISQUIET International Literary prize, Lisbon, 2019, notable entry for Parfum.

 

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