J.R. Ramakrishnan‘s work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Harper’s Bazaar, and elsewhere. In a previous incarnation as a fashion and nightlife reporter, she spoke to pop culture characters such as Oprah, Jennifer Lopez, and Bill Clinton. More recently, in the literary realm, she has interviewed the likes of Jenny Offill, Laila Lalami, and Samanta Schweblin for Electric Literature. For close to a decade, she curated literary conversations for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she is a graduate of the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and Columbia University’s Journalism School. Her website is www.jrramakrishnan.com.
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