Next Letter in the Mail: Shanthi Sekaran


We’re getting ready to send our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Shanthi Sekaran! Shanthi writes to us about a trip she took to Mexico City to promote the Spanish edition of her novel, Lucky Boy, and includes wonderful color photos! She also writes about language, heritage, and her grandmother—and shares a story of what happens when something is lost in translation.

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Shanthi Sekaran is a writer and educator from Berkeley, California. Her recent novel, Lucky Boy (Penguin Random House), was named an IndieNext Great Read, and an Amazon Editors’ Pick. The New York Times calls it “brilliantly agonizing” and USA today says “Lucky Boy pulses with vitality, pumped with the life breath of human sin and love.” Her stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Canteen Magazine, The Rumpus and Lit Hub. She’s a visiting writer at St. Mary’s College of California, and has two sons.