Mallika Rao is a writer. Her nonfiction work can be found in print and digital form at publications such as New York, the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Village Voice, VOGUE India, TOPIC , Believer Magazine, and the Atlantic — where she’s a frequent contributor to the digital culture page. Recent fiction can be found at Catapult Magazine. In 2019, she toured the coasts of the U.S. as a contributor for Pop Up Magazine, the roving live magazine show. She has profiled various people at length, among them Hasan Minhaj, Chloe Wise, Salman Rushdie and Fatima Asghar.

She lives in Brooklyn, and grew up in Texas.

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Photo by Chayenne Epps