Pia Chatterjee was granted the 2011 SF Grotto fellowship for emerging writers. Previously, she won the Ledge fiction competition and was named a finalist for the BreadLoaf-Rona Jaffe Foundation scholarship. She has recently completed a novel Freeschool Street, and her stories have appeared in The Ledge, Pen Pusher(UK), and India Currents. Her personal essays have been published in the San Francisco Chronicle and in the Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul (India). As a freelance journalist, Pia has written articles for CNNMoney, San Francisco Business Times and others. Currently, Pia is blogging about writers and writing at SFGate.com.
Pia grew up in Calcutta, India and has a B.A. in English Literature from Oxford University.