NY, NY – Sheba was born and raised in upstate New York. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and New York University School of Law. After working as a lawyer for a South Asian battered women’s project, she left the law to pursue writing and graduated with a MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop in 2007, where she was a Dean’s Graduate Fellow.
Her fiction has been published 580 Split, Asia Literary Review, Barn Owl Review, DesiLit, EGO, Kartika Review, Shenandoah, Time Out Delhi, as well as in the anthologies Electric Feather and Growing Up Girl. Two of her short stories have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her young adult novel, Skunk Girl, was published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux in March 2008. She was a 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar based in New Delhi. She is currently living in India, working on her next novel.