Veena Gokhale, an immigrant shape shifter, started her career as a journalist in Bombay. This "tough, tantalizing" city inspired Bombay Wali and other stories, published by Guernica Editions in 2013. Veena first came to Canada on a journalism fellowship and then returned to do a Masters in Environmental Studies. After immigrating here, she worked for non-profits. Her novel, Land for Fatimah (Guernica Editions, 2018), is partly inspired by the two years she spent working in Tanzania. Veena has published fiction and poetry in anthologies and literary magazines and received writing grants. She continues to do some freelance writing. Having lived in five Indian and three Canadian cities, she now calls Montreal home.
Photo credit: Kiran Ambwani.