Guyanese-American writer Gaiutra Bahadur’s book Coolie Woman was shortlisted for Britain’s Orwell Prize for artful political writing. She is a contributor to The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books and Dissent, among other publications. A former newspaper reporter, she has published short fiction in the Feminist Press collection Go Home!. Her work has been recognized with residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Bellagio Center in Italy and fellowships from Harvard, the British Library and the New York Public Library. Twice winner of the New Jersey Council on the Arts Award for prose, she has taught creative nonfiction in Switzerland and Caribbean literature in New York and joins Rutgers University as a journalism professor this fall.