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Monona Wali, MFA

Antioch University Los Angeles

Monona Wali is an award-winning novelist, short story writer and filmmaker. My Blue Skin Lover, her debut novel, won the 2015 IPPY Gold award for best multicultural fiction from Independent Publishers and was selected for the SELF-e program of California libraries highlighting independent authors. Her stories have been published in The Santa Monica Review, Stone Canoe, Tiferet, Catamaran, A Journal of South Asian American Literature and other literary journals. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches creative writing at Santa Monica College and Antioch University and volunteers with Inside Out Writers, an organization that offers writing classes for incarcerated youth.

2015 IPPY Award for Multicultural Fiction for My Blue Skin Lover from Independent Publishers.
Hedgebrook Writing Residency, Summer 2015
Wordstock 2011 Short Fiction Contest Award for “There Is A Certain Kind of Woman.”

Monona Wali

Adjunct Faculty,

Undergraduate Studies Department


Courses Taught

Transforming Lit into Film: The Male Gaze on the Female Novelist (Lit/Cin 304)
Life Story Writing (ENG 323)
Advanced Multi-Genre Writing (ENG 490A)
From Book to Screen (LIT 371)

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