Sumana Roy

Membership:  2018

Member Bio

Sumana Roy’s first book, How I Became a Tree, a work of nonfiction, was published in India in February 2017. Her first novel, , was published in April 2018. Her poems and essays have appeared in , , , Drunken Boat, the Prairie Schooner, , The Common, and other journals. She lives in Siliguri in India.


  • How I Became a Tree. New Delhi: Aleph, 2017.
  • Missing. New Delhi: Aleph, 2018.
  • The Deeply Unserious, Important Work of Amit Chaudhuri.” Los Angeles Review of Books, 16 February 2017.
  • “On Eating: Rabindranath Tagore's Dis(h)courses.” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 35, no. 1 (2012): 33–47.
  • The Afterlife of Trees and Their Lovers.” Granta 130, 26 February 2015.
  • My Mother’s Head.” Himal Southasian, 3 November 2016.