Discipline: Literature – fiction

Vimi Bajaj

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Oak Brook, IL
MacDowell fellowships: 2022

Vimi Bajaj is both a physician and a fiction writer, having graduated from the Bennington Writing Seminars. While she is currently working on a novel based in her native India, her other works have been published in journals such as Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review, The Asian American Literary Review, The Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology, and others.

While at MacDowell, Vimi wrote the last seven chapters of her novel-in-progress tentatively titled Vermilion. A previous version of the novel won the 2020 Books Pipeline Competition Grand Prize in literary fiction. After MacDowell, she plans to undertake the final revisions.



Vimi Bajaj worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near Union Street, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved to its current location, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery…

Learn more