Author: Indra Das

Profile: Indra Das is an Indian cross-genre, science fiction and fantasy writer, editor and critic. Indrapramit Das is better known as Indra Das. He is a graduate of the 2012 Clarion West Writers Workshop and is an Octavia E. Butler Scholar. He attained his MFA degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver when he was awarded for many of his achievements. He was born in Kolkata, India.

Many publications like, Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons and Asimov’s Science Fiction have featured his fiction work. Indra Das’s work has also been anthologized in various collections including Gardner Dozois’ The Year’s Best Science Fiction. He has also provided services for Indian publisher Juggernaut Books, as a consulting editor of speculative fiction.

Indra has written about books, comics, TV and film for publications including Slant Magazine, VOGUE India, Elle India, Strange Horizons and Vancouver Weekly. Indra’s debut novel The Devourers was the winner of the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBTQ SF/F/Horror.

Writing style: Indra Das’s genre is fiction. From a very young age he began writing ‘novels in his head’ trying to novelize scenes from his favorite comic books and movies into mental prose. Gradually he started telling his own stories in his head and under the support and guidance of his brother began to write down his stories in his computer and didn’t stop writing after that. He feels influenced by everything he experiences, reads, sees, watches and meets.

Published Texts:

2015 – The Devourers

Awards and Acknowledgements:

2015 – The Devourers was included in the 2015 Locus Recommended Reading List

2016 – 29th Annual Lambda Award in LGBT SF/F/Horror for his debut novel, The Devourers

2016 – The Devourers was shortlisted for the 2016 Crawford Award

Nominated for the Tata Live! Literature First Book Award in India

Nominated for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize in India