Devanshi Khetarpal is from Bhopal, India, and currently lives in Manhattan, New York, where she is a Master's candidate in Comparative Literature at New York University (NYU). She graduated magna cum laude from NYU with a Bachelor's in Comparative Literature and was named a University Honors Scholar for the Class of 2021. She is also the recipient of an Honorable Mention for the Italian Cultural Institute Award for zeal and accomplishment in Italian Studies by the Department of Italian Studies at New York University. 


She currently works as the editor-in-chief and founder of Inklette Magazine, a Teaching Assistant for The Tutorverse, and the host and organizer of Ferrante Fever: An Elena Ferrante Reading Group. 

Devanshi has attended the 2022 Yale Writers' Workshop at Yale University where she studied fiction, and the 2022 Bread Loaf Translators' Conference at Middlebury College's Bread Loaf campus. She will be attending the Under The Volcano Writing Residency in January 2022 where she will be studying poetry with Paul Muldoon. She has been long-listed for the 2022 Toto Award for Creative Writing in English, and is the first writer to be long-listed in both fiction and poetry. 

She has previously held positions at The Quarantine TrainFledgling Writing WorkshopsPoets House, NYU La Pietra Dialogues, UniRelyNYU Department of Comparative Literature, West 10thWashington Square News,  Minetta ReviewAsymptote JournalWinter Tangerine Review workshops, and Muzzle Magazine among others

Photo by Ian Gittler

Photo by: Ian Gittler 

Her poetry collection, Small Talk, with a foreword by Akhil Katyal, was published by Writers Workshop Kolkata in Fall 2019.


As an undergraduate, Devanshi received the David J. Travis Undergraduate Research Fund for research on Modern Italy from NYU Florence, the Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF) Grant from NYU's College of Arts and Science and the Urban Humanities Research Fund (UUHRF) from the Cities Collective at NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge in collaboration with the Andrew Mellon Foundation.