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    Swati Avasthi


    Swati Avasthi is the author of the novel, Split (Random House/Knopf, 2010), winner of a Cybils Young Adult Fiction Award, a Parents’ Choice 2010 Silver Award, a New Voices 2010 pick by the Association of Booksellers for Children, and an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick. Her second novel, Chasing Shadows, also by Random House/Knopf, was published in September of 2013 and received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher's Weekly, and School Library Journal and was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. Her short story, “Swallow,” published in Water~Stone Review, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and included in the 2009 Best American New Voices collection.

    An MFA graduate from the University of Minnesota, Swati is the recipient of The Loft Mentor Award and a Marcella DeBourg Foundation Fellowship. She teaches part-time in the BFA and MFA programs at Hamline University, at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, and at The Loft Literary Center.

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  • Accomplishments


    Chasing Shadows
    Random House/Knopf

    Random House/Knopf