Jessica Faleiro’s fiction, poetry, essays and travel pieces have been published in Asia Literary Review, Forbes, Indian Quarterly, IndiaCurrents, Coldnoon, Joao Roque Literary Journal, Mascara Literary Review, Muse India and the Times of India as well as in various anthologies. Her first novel ‘Afterlife: Ghost stories from Goa’ (2012) is about a Goan family and their ‘ghostly’ encounters and she recently released ‘The Delicate Balance of Little Lives’ (2018), a collection of interlinked stories about five middle-class Goan women trying to cope with loss. She won the Joao Roque Literary Award ‘Best in Fiction 2017 for her short story ‘Unmatched.’
Jessica is currently the Commissioning Editor for the Joao Roque Literary Journal. She previously worked for Kingston University Press as a sub-editor and co-edited the March 2018 editor of the Joao Roque Literary Journal’s edition on Writing from the Goan Diaspora. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University, UK, talks about creativity, and runs creative writing workshops.