Akil Kumarasamy is the author of Half Gods (FSG, 2018). Her fiction has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, American Short Fiction, Boston Review, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan and has been a fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the University of East Anglia.
Melancholic Mythologies: “Half Gods” and the “Mahabharata”
In “Half Gods,” Akil Kumarasamy renders slow-moving pictures of Sri Lankan grief that unspool over the course of the collection....