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Short bio

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Vajra Chandrasekera is from Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has published over fifty short stories in magazines and anthologies including Analog, Black Static, and Clarkesworld, among others, and his short fiction has been nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. He blogs at vajra.me and is @_vajra on Twitter.

Longer bio

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Vajra Chandrasekera is a writer of speculative fiction from Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he was born and raised. He learned to set movable type when he was so young that he had to stand on a box to reach all the way across the type case (his father tried to run a very small press out of the garage; it didn’t take.) He wrote some of his earliest short stories on a second-hand typewriter and even published one in a local newspaper, though they cut the twist ending without asking and he still holds a grudge. In his thirties, with several career changes behind him, he finally made a serious attempt to publish his fiction, and has since published over fifty short stories in magazines and anthologies including Analog, Black Static, and Clarkesworld. His short fiction has been nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. As a fiction editor at the award-nominated speculative fiction magazine Strange Horizons, he’s had the opportunity to work closely with over a hundred writers at all stages of their careers, including many first-time authors from all over the world. He blogs at vajra.me and is @_vajra on Twitter.

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