News & Events
“The Wrestler” at Action Fiction! March 14, 2013
Come see my short story “The Wrestler” performed by a talented actor in the next Action Fiction on Thursday, March 14th at 7pm at the Chez Poulet performance space (3359 Cesar Chavez Street @ Mission)
The full lineup includes:
Katrin Arefy, performed by Jen Terry
Julia Halprin Jackson, performed by Gray
Shruti Swamy, performed by Anthony Villafuete
Ian Tuttle, performed by Gillian Eichenberger and Robert Thomas
Benjamin Wachs, performed by Sara Renauer, Jimmey Cross, and Benjamin Wachs
Zarina Zabrisky, performed by Austin Staunch and Meghan Rutigliano
You can RSVP on Facebook if you're into that sort of thing.
N.A.W. Reading November 14, 2012
I will be reading at the New American Writing 30th Issue release party! Information is below:
Wednesday, November 14,
3:00 – 4:30 pm
The Poetry Center at SFSU
Readings by recent MFAs and MFA candidates Marco Lean, Ben Black, Scott Lambridis and Shruti Swamy and by Peter Orner, Laura Walker, Richard O. Moore, Joseph Lease, and Paul Hoover.
Issues of the magazine will be on sale at a discount.
Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
“Lion” in New American Writing, Issue 30 May 23, 2012
My short story “Lion” was included in New American Writing's Spring Issue.
W.K. Rose Fellow May 23, 2012
I was named Vassar's 50th W.K. Rose Fellow, for the 2012 – 2013 year! Here's what the fellowship committee had to say:
“There's something powerfully elemental in Shruti Swamy's work, as if she has forged oil, salt, ashes, blood into propulsive narratives that unfold with all the ferocious, ambiguous logic of dreams. There are many disconcerting surprises here, almost all of them in the end persuasive. The emotional pitch ranges from intense to intenser; the prose is precise and unblinking while at the same time marvelously lyrical and evocative.”
Distiguished Graduate May 16, 2012
I was picked to be one of two MFA graduates from the Creative Writing Department at SF State to receive the Distinguished Graduate award.
Pushcart Nomination December 31, 2011
My story "Black Dog" was nominated for a Pushcart! You can skim through this PDF where Kartika Review announces it, if you'd like.
“Black Dog” Review November 18, 2011
Here's a little blurb about "Black Dog" I found by Googling myself. I sort of have mixed feelings about it, not in the least becuase I passionately hate the Darjeeling Limited, but it does say some nice things about my story, for which I am grateful.