Shivani Sivagurunathan


Shivani Sivagurunathan’s first collection of short stories, Wildlife on Coal Island, was published by UPM Press in 2011 and republished by HarperCollins India in 2012.

Her short stories and poems have been published in numerous international journals including “Cha: An Asian Literary Magazine”, “Agenda”, “Construction Literary Magazine” and many others. Her first novel Yalpanam, published by Penguin-Random House Southeast Asia, is out in September 2021.

She’s currently working on a book of creative nonfiction essays as well as a collection of nature-based poems. She teaches creative writing and English Literature at the University of Nottingham Malaysia.

When she’s not writing or teaching, she enjoys painting, spending time in nature and meditating.