Aimee Nezhukumatathil (neh-ZOO / KOO-mah / tah-TILL) was born in Chicago, IL to a Filipina mother and a father from South India. She attended The Ohio State University where she received her BA in English and her MFA in poetry and creative non-fiction and was then awarded the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing at UW-Madison. After teaching in western NY for fifteen years, Nezhukumatathil was awarded the Grisham Writer-in-Residence in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program for 2016-17.

Our book selection for 2022’s citywide read is World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil