Cover Photo: A photograph of the author as a newborn baby, being held by her grandfather—she is smiling and he looks stern
Photograph courtesy of the author

I Rediscovered Who My Grandfather Was by Reading His Book

To know him beyond the frail, serious man who struggled to speak to his family was such a rare and incredible gift.

Dear Kirthana, with love and good wishes

Dava Shastri’s Last Day

Dava Shastri’s Last Day

Kirthana Ramisetti has a master’s degree in creative writing from Emerson College, and her work has been published in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. Dava Shastri’s Last Day is her debut novel, and she lives in New York City.