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Our Mentors

Vaishnavi Patel
This 2021, Vaishnavi Patel is mentoring Adult
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Vaishnavi Patel
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Vaishnavi Patel is a law student focusing on constitutional law and civil rights. She likes to write at the intersection of Indian myth, feminism, and anti-colonialism. Her debut novel, KAIKEYI is forthcoming in 2022 from Redhook/Orbit. Her short stories can be found in The Dark and 87 Bedford’s Historical Fantasy Anthology. Vaishnavi grew up in and around Chicago, and in her spare time, enjoys activities that are almost stereotypically Midwestern: knitting, ice skating, drinking hot chocolate, and making hotdish.

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For Pitch Wars 2021, Vaishnavi Patel is co-mentoring with Sarah Rana.

Favorite Books

Circe by Madeline Miller
Jade City by Fonda Lee
The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

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