Born in India and raised in Canada, Raksha Vasudevan is an economist, writer and former aid worker currently based in Colorado. Her writing explores family, immigration, colonialism and international aid. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, The Colorado Review, Guernica, LitHub, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, NYLON and more. Her work has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, a Best of the Net award and listed as "Notable" in Best American Essays 2020.
Raksha has received support from the Canada Council of the Arts, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creating Writing. She is also an alumna of AWP's writer-to-writer program, the Tin House Winter Workshop and VONA.
Raksha has a Master's in Development Studies from The Graduate Institute of Switzerland and a Bachelor's in Commerce from the University of Calgary.
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