Together, the five stories and novella in The Blind Writer: Stories and a Novella follow the lives of first- and second-generation Indian Americans living in contemporary California. The characters share a similar sensibility: a sense that immigration is a distant memory, yet an experience that continues to shape the decisions they make in subtle and surprising ways as they go about the complicated business of everyday living.
Sameer Pandya earned a BA from the University of California, Davis and a PhD from Stanford University. He teaches literature and creative writing in the Department of Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara.
Sponsored by Race and Resistance Studies, Asian American Studies, and the South Asian Studies Initiative