About

I'm Kamala Puligandla and I write fiction, essays, and other ditties. My first novel, Zigzags, is forthcoming from Not A Cult.

I earned my fabulous queerdo status at Oberlin College, and received my MFA in Fiction from UC Riverside. I've had the great pleasure of attending workshops and residencies at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, VONA, The Vermont Studio Centers, The Home School, This Will Take Time, Yefe Nof, and Kundiman.

I live in Los Angeles, where I also eat, snob, wear elastic-waisted pants, skulk around the farmer's market, attempt to go to the Y, swipe on Tinder, and thrift for flair that makes style pop. I'm from Oakland, CA and have previously lived there, Portland, OR, and Chicago, IL.

My writing is for and about the radical, queer, mixed, black/brown, folks who continue to show me the great pleasure my life can be, and who inspire my visions of our future.

For the latest & greatest in radical media, check out my friends, muses and co-combantants, bitchface.


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