“My Grandmother Spoke to Tigers” published in Chicago Quarterly Review’s The South Asian American Issue
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Swati Khurana was born in New Delhi, raised in the Hudson Valley, and lives and

works in New York City. Memory, pasts, artifice, artifacts, private moments, public 

spaces, popular culture, and the seductive promises made by rituals: all of these 

inform her art, writing, and tarot practice. Her artwork has been shown in over a 

hundred group exhibitions and festivals, and her writing has been published in 

The New York Times, Guernica, Chicago Quarterly Review, The Offing, The Rumpus,

and in the Good Girls Marry Doctors anthology. She has received support from

New York Foundation for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Center for Fiction for

novel-in-progress The No.1 Printshop of Lahore. She holds a MFA in Fiction from 

Hunter College, a M.A. in Studio Art & Art Criticism from NYU, and a B.A. in History from

Columbia University. In 2018, she attended UnionDocs’ Podcast School, and Continuing Coach Education’s 

Coaching Essentials program, inspiring her forthcoming podcast, “Tarot Books Radio,” in which the format of 

conversations, centering women of color artists, writers, and activists. A follower of lunar cycles, she feels most

at home in the quiet, velvety darkness of night.