Jason Grunebaum is a senior lecturer in the department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. His English translation of Uday Prakash's Hindi novel The Girl with the Golden Parasol, for which he was awarded a 2005 PEN Translation Fund grant, was published by Penguin India in 2008, and his translation of a trio of Prakash novellas entitled The Walls of Delhi was published in 2012 by UWA Press. He received a 2011 NEA Literature Fellowship for the translation, in collaboration with Ulrike Stark, of Manzoor Ahtesham's Tale of the Missing Man. He received a 2006 Fellowship from the American Literary Translators Association and has been awarded residencies at the Blue Mountain Center for the Arts and the Djerassi Foundation. His fiction has been published in One Story, Web Conjunctions, Southwest Review, and Third Coast. Salman Rushdie selected his "Maria Ximenes da Costa de Carvalho Perreira" as a distinguished short story of 2007.