Sharmistha Mohanty is the author of two previous works of fiction – Book One and New Life. She has also translated a selection of Tagore's fictional work, Broken Nest and Other Stories.
Mohanty is founder-editor of the online journal Almost Island and the initiator of the Almost Island Dialogues, an annual international writers' meet held in New Delhi.
She is on the International Faculty of the Creative Writing MFA programme at the City University of Hong Kong.
She lives in Mumbai.