Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty

Indira Ganesan

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Office: Ansin 10th Fl.
Phone: 8750
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Indira Ganesan

Affiliated Faculty (2013)

B.A. Vassar College
M.F.A. University of Iowa


Indira Ganesan is the author of three novels.  Her latest is As Sweet As Honey (Alfred A. Knopf, February 2013).

A recipient of a Mary Ingraham Bunting Fellowship of Radcliffe College, she has held fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center, The Paden Institute for Writers of Color, and The MacDowell Colony.  Her essays have appeared in Newsday, Antaeus, and Glamour.  Her other novels are The Journey (Alfred A. Knopf; Beacon Press) and Inheritance (Alfred A. Knopf; Beacon Press), and have been published in UK editions, with translations in French, German, Greek, and Japanese.


  • 1990
  •  The Journey/Novel

  • 1998
  • Inheritance/Novel

  • 2013
  •  As Sweet As Honey/Novel


  • 1984
  •  Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

  • 1985
  •  The MacDowell Colony

  • 1991
  •  The MacDowell Colony

  • 1998
  •  Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute

  • 2004
  •  Paden Institute for Writers of Color

Awards & Honors

  • 1995
  •  Finalist, Granta Twenty Best Young American Novelists

  • 1998
  •  Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers