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Sameer Pandya was born in India and moved with his family to California when he was eight. He is the author of The Blind Writer: Stories and a Novella, which was longlisted for the 2016 PEN Open Book Award. His fiction has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Other Voices, Faultline, and Epiphany. He earned a BA from the University of California, Davis and a PhD from Stanford University, and he currently teaches literature and creative writing in the Department of Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara.