Mary Anne Mohanraj

Mary Anne Mohanraj wrote Bodies in Motion (a finalist for the Asian American Book Awards, translated into six languages) and ten other titles. Mohanraj received a Breaking Barriers Award from the Chicago Foundation for Women for her work in Asian American arts organizing, and has also won an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship. Mohanraj is Clinical Assistant Professor of fiction and literature at the Univ. of Illinois. She serves as Executive Director of both DesiLit ( and The Speculative Literature Foundation ( Mohanraj’s newest book is The Stars Change, November 2013 from Circlet Press.