Vikram Kapur did his schooling at Modern School, New Delhi.  He completed his baccalaureate degree in English from the Armstrong Atlantic State University in the United States, and his masters in mass communication from the University of Georgia, which is also in the United States.  He received his PhD in creative and critical writing from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, where he received the India-Africa bursary.

He has taught journalism and creative writing in the United States and the United Kingdom.  From 1997-2004, he was on the faculty of Seattle Central Community College, a Time magazine College of the Year in 2001.  While teaching at Seattle Central, he also advised the college’s award-winning student newspaper.  In the United Kingdom, he taught at the University of East Anglia and the Open University between 2007 and 2011.

He has published three novels, an edited anthology and several short stories in publications in India, the United States and the United Kingdom.  His fiction has been translated from the original English into other Indian languages.  For his writing he has received a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, a Wesleyan scholarship and a Squaw Valley Community of Writers scholarship.  

His short stories have been anthologized and shortlisted or longlisted in a number of prestigious international competitions, including, among others, the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, the SLS Short Fiction Contest, the Fish International Short Story Prize, the Aesthetica Annual Creative Works Competition and the Radiobooks Short Story Prize.

They have been broadcast over the radio in several countries. He has been writer-in-residence or visiting writer at a number of institutions in India and abroad. 

He has also written for a number of newspapers and magazines. His column The Creative Writer ran in The Hindu’s Literary Review from February 2011 to September 2013. Other publications he has written for include The Seattle Times, The Times of India, Frontline, Firstpost and The Pioneer.  He is currently Associate Professor of English at Shiv Nadar University.

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