Aditi Natasha Kini is a writer living in Ridgewood, Queens. She writes essays, scripts, and other text objects. A 2020-22 Jerome Award Alternate, she is a graduate student at UC San Diego, completing an MFA in cross-genre writing.

Photo of Aditi sitting on a velvet blue couch in a polka dot dress, with a flamingo wallpaper backdrop.
Photo by Aisha Mirza

Aditi's cultural criticism and essays have appeared in The New York Times, LitHub, The Rumpus, Denver Quarterly and other publications. She has appeared on radio and television including WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show, BBC World Service, CBC, SiriusXM, and more to talk about topics including incels and South Asian representation in media. In addition to her freelance writing, she has consulted on scripted and non-scripted projects for platforms including Disney and PBS, and has worked in higher education, tech, and true crime television as a media producer.

Aditi is writing her first book, THE KILLING OF A TIGER, on, well, the killing of a tiger, and THE JUDGMENT OF THE BRITS, a psychosexual colonial dramedy. She is shopping around PROBLEMATIC, a tv pilot co-written with comedian Pranav Behari, a semi-finalist at the Sundance Episode Lab 2021 and ATX Pitch Festival 2021. She is seeking both literary and entertainment representation.

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