Murzban Shroff: Consulting Editor

“Travel writing is all about people, places, and beyond: a world without boundaries. As in all forms of writing, it must aspire to wear the mantle of literature: bold, exploratory, sentient.”

Murzban F. Shroff is a Mumbai-based writer. His fiction has appeared in over 75 literary journals in the U.S. and UK. He is the recipient of the Bacopa Review Fiction Award, the John Gilgun Fiction Award, and 7 Pushcart Prize nominations. His short story collection, Breathless in Bombay, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in the best debut category from Europe and South Asia, and rated by the Guardian as among the ten best Mumbai books. His India collection, Third Eye Rising, explores issues such as caste, dowry, displacement, female exploitation, child apathy, and migrant identities. The book featured on the Esquire list of Best Books of 2021. Shroff’s novel, Waiting for Jonathan Koshy, was a finalist for the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize, and will publish in the U.S. in Fall 2022.