Shruti Swamy is the author of the award-winning, short story collection A House Is a Body (Algonquin Books, 2020), which was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and was longlisted for The Story Prize. Kiese Laymon, himself a past Grammer Fellow, has said that “Shruti Swamy’s A House Is a Body will not simply be talked about as one of the greatest short story collections of the 2020s; it will change the way that all stories—short and long—are told, written and consumed. There is nothing, no emotion, nor tiny morsel of memory, no touch, that this book does not take seriously. Yet, A House Is a Body might be the most fun I’ve ever had in a short story collection.” Shruti’s debut novel, The Archer (Algonquin Books, 2021), has been longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Swamy’s work has appeared in The Paris Review, the Kenyon Review Online, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. In 2012, she was Vassar College’s 50th W.K. Rose Fellow, and has been awarded residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, Blue Mountain Center, and Hedgebrook. She has won two O. Henry Awards, was a recipient of a 2018 grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, and was a 2017–2018 Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University. She is a Kundiman fiction fellow and in 2022 was awarded a Creative Writing Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts.