Team Kitaab is in conversation with Indian author Shalini Mullick as a part of the South Asian Women Writers Feature.
For the whole of March, we will be featuring South Asian Women Writers on Kitaab for the whole of March. You can read the editor’s note to know more about this.
Today,we are featuring Gurgaon-based Indian author Shalini Mullick. Shalini is a practicing doctor. After decades of writing long biopsy reports and applications for research grants, she decided to explore creative writing. She finds inspiration in the routine life and regular people around her.
Her debut book Stars from the Borderless Sea (2022) is a collection of three non-linked novella-length stories. The book is an unconventional, empathetic look at the most universal human emotion — love.
Shalini was awarded a Jury Appreciation Citation at the UNFPA Laadli Media & Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity (2022). Her stories on women’s identity have won many short story contests and two Orange Flower awards (Fiction, 2022 and LGBTQ issues, 2021). Five of her short stories have found home in 3 anthologies. A humorous short story was selected for the Juggernaut Selects program (2020). Her poetry has been published in reputed Medical Humanities journals. She is a copyeditor and on the Review Board of the journals like ‘Research and Humanities in Medical Education’.