Born in India and raised in Canada, Raksha Vasudevan is an economist and writer currently based in Colorado. In the past, she has been an aid-worker, a shoe-seller, a dollar-store cashier, a waitress, and a business consultant (whatever that means).
Her writing explores family, immigration, colonialism and international aid. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, The Colorado Review, Bat City Review, Catapult, LitHub, Los Angeles Review of Books, High Country News, Roads & Kingdoms, NYLON and more. Her work has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and a Best of the Net award.
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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