Deepak Unnikrishnan

Deepak Unnikrishnan

Deepak Unnikrishnan is a writer from Abu Dhabi. His book Temporary People was the inaugural recipient of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. It was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and won the 2017 Hindu Prize. He has been published in The Guardian, Himal Southasian, Guernica, Drunken Boat, The State: Vol IV: Dubai, and in the anthology The Apex Book of World Speculative Fiction 4, among others. At the 57th Venice Biennale, his work was featured in the written publication of the National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play. In 2014 he won the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award.  He currently teaches at New York University Abu Dhabi.