Bishakh Som

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Bishakh Som, author of Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir, grew up in New York City with parents who were originally from India. She received a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University and worked for many years in that field, most notably at I.M. Pei’s New York office. Bishakh’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Boston Review, Buzzfeed, and The Huffington Post. She is also the author of a collection of stories, titled Apsara Engine. Bishakh lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her website at, or follow her on Instagram @biche_bash.