Shubha Sunder’s stories and essays have appeared in New Letters, The Common, Narrative Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, Catapult, Crazyhorse, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship and the City of Boston Artist Fellowship. Her fiction has received honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories anthology and been shortlisted for The Flannery O’Connor Award, The Hudson Prize, and The New American Fiction Prize. She teaches creative writing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and at GrubStreet. Her novel OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING will be published in 2025 by Graywolf Press.