Priya Balasubramanian

Physician and Writer

The Alchemy of Secrets


Literary Fiction, set in Bangalore, India

A young woman travels back to Bangalore at news of her grandmother's impending demise, to discover a family secret that changes her understanding of her future, and the world

The James Jones First Novel Fellowship was established in 1992 to “honor the spirit of unblinking honesty, determination, and insight into modern culture as exemplified by (the writings of) James Jones.” It is awarded to a North American author of a first novel-in-progress. 

other Awards:

  • Finalist, Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Contest
  • Conference Choice Award, SDSU Writers Conference