Mary Anne Mohanraj is author of Bodies in Motion (HarperCollins) and nine other titles. Bodies in Motion was a finalist for the Asian American Book Awards, a USA Today Notable Book, and has been translated into six languages. Previous titles include Aqua Erotica and Wet (two erotica anthologies edited for Random House), Kathryn in the City and The Classics Professor (two erotic choose-your-own-adventure novels, Penguin), and The Best of Strange Horizons. Recent publications include Without a Map, Aqueduct Press, co-authored with Nnedi Okorafor.
Mohanraj founded the Hugo-nominated magazine, Strange Horizons. She was Guest of Honor at WisCon 2010, received a Breaking Barriers Award from the Chicago Foundation for Women for her work in Asian American arts organizing, and won an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Prose. Mohanraj has taught at the Clarion SF/F workshop, and is now Clinical Assistant Professor of fiction and literature and Associate Director of Asian and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She serves as Executive Director of both DesiLit and the Speculative Literature Foundation. She lives in a creaky old Victorian in Oak Park, just outside Chicago, with her partner, Kevin, two small children, and a sweet dog.
Please join BVC in welcoming Mary Anne, and visit her bookshelf at the Book View Café Ebookstore, where you may download a free sample of Torn Shapes of Desire, her first collection of erotic fiction and poetry.
“These tantalizing stories delight in confounding expectation, making them all the more compulsive.” — San Francisco Bay Guardian
“Mohanraj is an Internet legend. Intelligent and seductive, she not only writes well, she writes with a purpose, and her stories leave a lasting impression.” — Carnal Knowledge magazine
“Genuinely moving…pulls no punches when it comes to graphic sex and raw emotion…a voluptuous rhythm…characters and situations as startlingly original and varied as one might find in any anthology of modern literature.” — Paramour magazine
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