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Hema Surendranathan

Fiction Writer

Hema Surendranathan

Educational Background

Cornell University, PhD
Cornell University, MA
Cornell University, MFA
Bryn Mawr College, BA


Hema studies the environment and the psyche in contemporary fiction and nonfiction, with a focus on nonhuman animals. Her writing can be found in Spillway and the Chicago Quarterly Review.


  • Literatures in English


  • Literary Animal Studies
  • Environmentalism
  • Contemporary Anglophone Literature
  • Formalism