Mathangi Subramanian

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Mathangi Subramanian

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Mathangi Subramanian is an award winning South Asian American author and educator who believes stories have the power to change the world. Her novel A People’s History of Heaven was longlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Valley of Words Prize. An excerpt from the book won the Katherine O. Paterson prize for middle grade short fiction. Her middle grades novel, Dear Mrs. Naidu, won the South Asia book award. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Washington Post, Ms., Zora Magazine, and Al Jazeera America, among others. A former public school teacher, Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, and senior policy analyst for the New York City Council, she currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, daughter, and way too many art supplies. 

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Mathu is really just a masterful teacher in terms of how she manages time, finds a way for everyone in the class to participate, lets her students reach their own conclusions, and finds a way to concisely convey key takeaways. Her use of the time was seriously impressive and definitely makes me want to take more workshops with her.
Joel Minor

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