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Shalvi Jaxay Shah

Shalvi Jaxay Shah is a writer, translator, and critic. Born and raised in Gujarat, India, she now divides her time between New York City and Ahmedabad. Her work, translations, and criticism have appeared in Words Without Borders, Epiphany magazine, the Desi Books platform, Columbia Journal, the New York Times, and She received her MFA in fiction and literary translation from Columbia University. She has taught undergraduate fiction at Columbia University and currently mentors at the Alekhya Writing Retreat set in the Parvati Valley, at the foothills of the Himalayas. Translating on commission, she is also hard at work on her first novel and a short story collection.

Author photograph by Dushyant Raval.

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