Vijay Khurana was born in Sydney and has lived in Australia, Cambodia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Currently based in Berlin, he is a fiction writer and translator from German. His debut novel, The Passenger Seat, was runner-up in the 2022 Fitzcarraldo Editions/New Directions/Giramondo Novel Prize. His short fiction has been recognized by numerous prizes, including winning the 2021 Griffith Review Emerging Voices Competition (Australia), and being shortlisted for the Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize (UK) and Cúirt New Writing Prize (Ireland), among others. He has published stories in The Guardian, the Diane Williams-edited journal NOON, 3:AM Magazine and elsewhere. Vijay holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where he graduated with distinction, and is currently completing a PhD in creative-critical writing at Queen Mary, University of London. Away from writing, he has been a radio presenter for Australia’s Triple J and an editor at the United Nations in New York.