Next Letter in the Mail: Shruti Swamy


Our next Letter in the Mail is from award-winning author Shruti Swamy! Shruti writes to us about life during COVID quarantine, and about desire—the intensity of wanting what is missing from our lives, and the difference between our wants and needs.

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Shruti Swamy is the author of the story collection A House Is a Body, and the forthcoming novel The Archer. The winner of two O. Henry awards, her work has been published in the Paris Review, McSweeny’s, Catapult, and elsewhere. She lives in San Francisco.


Photograph of Shruti Swamy by Abe Bingham.