Sameer Pandya

Sameer Pandya is the author of the novel Members Only, a finalist for the California Book Award and an NPR “Book We Love” of 2020, and the story collection The Blind Writer (2015), long-listed for the PEN/Open Book Award. His forthcoming novel will be published in 2025 by Ballantine/Random House in the United States and Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom. His cultural criticism has appeared in a range of publications, including The Atlantic, Salon, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN. He is an associate professor of Asian American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.