Radhika Sharma is the author of Parikrama: A Collection of Short Stories and Mangoes for Monkeys, a novel. After her Bachelors in Life Sciences from St. Bede’s College, Shimla, and a subsequent Master’s in Business, Radhika received her MFA in Creative Writing from The San Francisco State University. Notable post-graduate work includes VONA: Voices of Our Nation Workshops and Vermont Post Graduate Writers Conference. Radhika has taught writing, fundamentals of reading and communication to undergraduates at SF State, worked with teens and elementary school children at the Milpitas Community Center and the Learning Bee Learning Center and with adults at Milpitas Adult Education.

Radhika’s writing credits include The Santa Clara Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, The SoMa Literary Review, The Times of India, The Economic Times, India Currents, Khabar, Rediff-India Abroad, Little India, In the Fray.com, KQED FM’s Forum, Perspectives and Pacific Time, Curled Up With a Good Book.com among others. Radhika has volunteered for several nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay area over the past decade. She teaches Creative Writing and is currently at work on a novel, a memoir, and a prose poem. Radhika and her family reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Honors & Awards

Interview with Dil Ki Awaz on Bolly 92.3 FM 2018

Short Talks: Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, Winter 2015, Calypto Designs Systems, San Jose, Fall 2015, Challenger Preschool, Newark, CA 2014, Career Day – Thomas Russell Middle School, Milpitas Graduating Class, Spring 2011.

Short Story “Just a Photograph” showcased in Kearny Street Workshop’s Asian American Artist’s Festival, 2013.

Awarded a Graduate Teaching Associate position at the San Francisco State University by the Creative Writing Department, 2008.

Coming to America by Radhika Sharma selected by KQED FM for inclusion in the Ten Best Perspectives, a Perspectives Retrospective, 2004.

Nonfiction Arranged Marriage voted amongst the Best of In the Fray by a public poll in 2004.