Veena Gokhale started her career as a print journalist in India. She came to Canada as Distinguished Visiting Journalist at the University of Western Ontario in 1992, returning two years later to do a Masters. She immigrated and worked in communications for non-profit organizations. She has published fiction and poetry in anthologies and literary magazines and read from her work. In 2011, she received a grant from Vivacité Montreal, Quebec Arts Council, to write her first novel. Guernica Editions, Toronto will publish her short story collection in 2013. Veena was a finalist in the Quebec Writing Competition, 2011.