M. L. Krishnan originally hails from the coastal shores of Tamil Nadu, India. She is a 2019 graduate of the Clarion West Writers' Workshop and a recipient of a Millay Arts 2022 Fellowship.
Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Offing, Paper Darts, Sonora Review, Zócalo Public Square, The Best Microfiction 2022 Anthology, and elsewhere. Her stories have been nominated and shortlisted for Best of the Net, the Best Microfiction Anthology, the Stabby Awards, the Bath Flash Fiction Award, the Coppice Prize, and more. Her chapbook, The End, as Seen from the Tip of the Indian Peninsula is the winner of the OutWrite 2022 Chapbook Competition (fiction), and is forthcoming from Neon Hemlock Press.
While at MacDowell, she worked on the first draft of a short-story collection centering on queer love and desire in the Subcontinent; set amidst the messy emotional and speculative landscapes of human beings, demigods, and the itinerant ghosts of South India.