Sumana Roy is the author of How I Became a Tree (2017), Missing: A Novel (2018), Out of Syllabus: Poems (2019), and My Mother's Lover and Other Stories (2019). She has edited Animalia Indica: The Finest Animal Stories in Modern Indian Literature (Aleph), and her poems, essays and stories have been published in Granta, Guernica, Prairie Schooner, LARB, The Common, The White Review, Catapult, Berfrois, The Journal of South Asian Studies, American Book Review, among other places. She is currently Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Ashoka University, India. Her much acclaimed nonfiction book How I Became A Tree, published in India by Aleph in 2017, has been translated into French (Gallimard) and German (Matthes & Seitz). Shearsman Books publish her second collection of poems, V.I.P. (Very Important Plant), in May 2022.