Elizabeth Chakrabarty is an interdisciplinary writer using creative and critical writing, besides performance, to explore themes of race, gender and sexuality.
Her debut novel Lessons in Love and Other Crimes, inspired by experience of race hate crime, was published in 2021 by The Indigo Press, along with her essay, On Closure and Crime.
Elizabeth was shortlisted for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022, for her story ‘That Last Summer’ published in The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022: Crime Stories by Comma Press, and she was also shortlisted for the Asian Writer Short Story Prize in 2016 for ‘Eurovision’ published in Dividing Lines (Dahlia, 2017).
Other recent shorter work includes poetry published by Visual Verse, and creative-critical writing in Gal-Dem, New Writing Dundee, Wasafiri and the anthology Imagined Spaces (Saraband, 2020), and in translation by Glänta and Deus Ex Machina.
She received an Authors’ Foundation Grant from The Society of Authors (UK) in December 2018, to support the writing of Lessons in Love and Other Crimes, and she was chosen as one of the runners up for the inaugural CrimeFest bursary for crime fiction authors of colour in 2022. Elizabeth lives in London.
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2022, for Lessons in Love and Other Crimes.
Shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2022 for Lessons in Love and Other Crimes.
Shortlisted for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction: Crime Stories 2022, for her story ‘That last Summer’.
Shortlisted for the Asian Writer Short Story Prize 2016, for her story ‘Eurovision’.