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Rati Mehrotra is an Indo-Canadian science fiction and fantasy writer. She is the author of the Asiana duology: Markswoman and Mahimata. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for The Sunburst Award and has appeared in multiple venues including The Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionLightspeed Magazine, Uncanny Magazine and Apex Magazine.

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Born and raised in India, Rati Mehrotra now lives and writes in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of the acclaimed Asiana duology: the science fantasy novels Markswoman (2018) and Mahimata (2019). Her YA fantasy debut novel Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove will be published in Summer 2022 by Wednesday Books. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for The Sunburst Award and has appeared in multiple venues including The Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionLightspeed Magazine, Uncanny Magazine, Apex MagazinePodcastleCast of Wonders, AE – The Canadian Science Fiction Review, and IGMS.

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Born and raised in India, Rati Mehrotra now lives and writes in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of the acclaimed Asiana duology which includes the science fantasy novels Markswoman (2018) and Mahimata (2019). Her YA fantasy debut novel Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove will be published in Summer 2022 by Wednesday Books.

Rati also writes short stories. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for The Sunburst Award and has appeared in multiple venues including The Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionLightspeed MagazineUncanny Magazine, Apex MagazinePodcastleCast of Wonders, AE – The Canadian Science Fiction Review, and IGMS.

Rati grew up in various parts of India, but her most memorable years were spent in her grandmother’s house near the zoo, where escaped monkeys infested the rooftops, cows dominated the streets, and colorful kites dotted the sky. Indian mythology, history, food, and folklore permeate her writing. She loves to cook; when not writing, she is often to be found in the kitchen, experimenting with new recipes. Food-as-love is one of her favorite tropes.

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Credit: Veronika Roux

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INTERVIEWS

March 12, 2019: Interview at Fantasy Literature

February 14, 2019: Interview at The Toronto Star

January 11, 2019: Interview at Augur Magazine

February 3, 2018: Interview with The Globe and Mail

February 27, 2018: Skiffy and Fanty Signal Boost Show

January 23, 2018: Interview at The Qwillery

January 04, 2018: YA OPEN MIC at BNTeen Blog

ARTICLES/Lectures

March 22, 2019
Two is Better Article at the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog

January 23, 2018
Article on SFF in the Hindu epics at Unbound Worlds

August 17, 2019
World-building Your Way to Success class at the 2019 Toronto Writing Workshop