Deepak Unnikrishnan is a writer from Abu Dhabi. His book Temporary People, a work of fiction about Gulf narratives steeped in Malayalee and South Asian lingo, won the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, the Hindu Prize and the Moore Prize.
Deepak’s fiction has been featured in the written publication of the National Pavilion of the UAE at the 57th Venice Biennale and in Gross Ideas: Tales of Tomorrow’s Architecture, a book project commissioned by the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale. He has also written for The Guardian, The State: Vol IV: Dubai and Himal
He has been a writer in residence at Sangam House, Ca' Foscari University of
Venice, and Brown University, and was a Margaret Bridgman Fellow at Bread Loaf.
He teaches at NYU Abu Dhabi.