Rahul Kanakia’s first book, a young adult novel entitled Enter Title Here is coming out from Disney-Hyperion in Fall ’15. Additionally, he has stories appearing or forthcoming in Clarkesworld, The Indiana Review, Apex, and Nature. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins, and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford, and used to work in the field of international development. Currently, he lives in Oakland, CA and makes his living as a freelance writer and content creation consultant.


Rahul Kanakia has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Seeking boarder for rm w/ attached bathroom, must be willing to live with ghosts ($500 / Berkeley)

FICTION by Rahul Kanakia in Issue 97 – October 2014

First Listing I’m looking for a roommate, preferably a gay male, non-drinker, non-drug user, to share a comfortable Craftsman-style, three-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow in Berkeley. Owner-occupied home has hardwood floors, skylights, fireplace, built-in bar-b-q, nice garden, washer and dryer. Clean and well maintained. Room is approximately one hundred eighty sq. ft and includes attached bathroom. This […]

What Everyone Remembers

FICTION by Rahul Kanakia in Issue 64 – January 2012

I remember being with Maman in the cabin of her ship, anchored someplace where the wind was always howling, the temperature was always freezing, and fires were always dancing just beyond the horizon. I spent most of my time inside the mattress where she slept, burrowing as close as I could to Maman so that […]

The Association of the Dead

FICTION by Rahul Kanakia in Issue 46 – July 2010

The neon logic clusters cascaded through the extremities of Sumith’s perception as he sang sweet Code through the room, through the house, and out into the massed congregations of networked singers across the world. The Code had tripped another threshold. Or so he’d been told. He’d long ago abandoned the ranks of dilettantes who stood […]