Meet Katrika, University of Houston-Brazos Fellow

Kartika Budhwar is Doctoral Fellow in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Houston. She has received the Matthew Salesses Asian American Fellowship (2023), the Albert L. Walker Excellence in Literature Award (2020), the Research Excellence Award (2020), the Hogrefe Excellence Grant for Creative Writing (2018, 2019) and a Teaching Excellence Award (2018). She was awarded Second place in the Arts and Letters Fiction Prize (2019), the Blue Mesa Nonfiction Prize (2019), and the Indiana Review Fiction Prize (2018); her prose and poetry appears in the same journals. She was also a Finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize (2019). 

She teaches Creative Writing for Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Wristespace, Houston.