Lila Krishna

Writer and Programmer in San Francisco, California

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Hi, I’m Lila. I'm a software engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area who moonlights as a fiction writer. You can read my short stories and articles on the link above!

I'm inspired by the writings of Jodi Picoult, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Po Bronson. My stories can be summarized as "Ordinary people, ordinary events, extraordinary emotions".

I co-founded TL;DR Press, a collective for and by emerging writers. We publish short story collections every quarter that have benefited charities such as Doctors Without Borders, EndoFound, and the Pilcrow Foundation. Learn more at

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