Words

Scribble, scribble, scribble.

A generalist by nature and training, Sandy Asirvatham has reported on dozens of subjects and has had the privilege to interview all sorts of people, from political activists to landscape architects to Shakespearean actors, bestselling novelists to corporate bankers, death row convicts to members of the Kennedy clan. Since the late 1980s she has written for countless publications, including TimeOut New York, US Weekly, Poets & Writers Magazine, and Baltimore CityPaper (where she won awards, kudos, and occasionally nasty reader letters for her biweekly column called UNDERWHELMED). In an extended moment of professional curiosity and whimsy, she also produced seven short nonfiction books (histories and biographies) for the young adult publisher Chelsea House, including a history of jazz and a history of the blues.

Asirvatham published a short story in Berkeley Fiction Review several years ago–but short form is not her strong suit. She is currently at work on a novel, tentatively titled HEAR ME NOW.