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**Degrees & Credentials:** PhD, Syracuse University; M Phil, MA, and BA, Bangalore University (India) **Professional interests:** English Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, post-colonial theory, fiction writing. **Awards/Accolades:** Katha Award for Creative Fiction, India Plaza Critics Choice Golden Quill Award, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Award (regional), Hindu-Picador Award for Fiction, New Hampshire Humanities Association Grant **Publications:** + *The Tempest—Language and Writing* (Blackwell, under contract) + *Emissaries in Early Modern Literature and Culture—1500–1700* (co-edited with G Shahani). London: Burlington: Ashgate, 2009 + *First Love and Other Stories*. Harper Collins, 2009 + *Naked in The Wind*. Penguin Books, 2004 + *The Hottest Day of the Year*. Penguin Books, 2002. Brinda Charry was born and raised in India, and completed her doctoral degree at Syracuse University, NY before coming to Keene in 2005 to teach early modern British literature and culture. Her areas of research and scholarship include Shakespeare, intercultural encounters in the 16th and 17th centuries, and constructions of race and religious difference in the time period. She is also interested in "world Englishes" and in post-colonial cultures and literatures, especially writing from the Indian sub-continent, both in English and in translation. Brinda is also a writer of fiction and has published two novels "The Hottest Day of the Year" and "Naked in the Wind," and a collection of short-stories,"First Love."