Dipika Kohli, author of The Elopement and The Dive
Trained in engineering at N.C. State, and practiced as a newsreporter, now Dipika turns her attention to the quiet space of memoir, of introspection and immersion in stories of chance, the heart, and fate. “Physics always intrigued me,” she says. “Philosophy, too. I think about the way Max Planck and the early quantum physicists were called ‘natural philosophers.’ It’s not unrelated, you know. The quest for query, exploration, and the human will to seek. For the heart to search for story in unrelated patches of events.”
Her work has been published in: The Irish Examiner, AbroadView, Tokyo Notice Board, J@pan, Inc., and North Carolina’s The Independent Weekly. Dipika’s also published stories about solo train travel in Japan, and a piece she’s especially happy about on a gentleman who was 106 years old, in Ireland, too. She interviewed dozens of people in Ireland as part of an editorship at a now defunct newsweekly, then joined the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.