Kismuth Books is a project of Dipika Kohli.

Dipika Kohli

Dipika Kohli is a designer, published author, conceptual artist and public speaker. The aesthetic link between her different works over the last 20 years has been: imaginative juxtapositions. In bursts, she hosts mini-theaters to gather people and converse about ideas; leads a team of international creative people to asynchronously and virtually co-create a weekly mini-magazine; and continues to develop her own stories here at Kismuth, too.

She published Breakfast in Cambodia in 2016, and is currently working on a six-issue set of ‘zines’ about ‘Design + Discovery,’ with original and on-the-ground reporting of local stories from Phnom Penh, Bangkok, and *secret location* creatives, artists, thinkers, luminaries, and visionaries.



News editorships

  • Staff Editor, covering the environment beat for the  Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, Seattle WA 2004-2005
  • Graphic Designer + Co-Editor, covering ‘slice of life’ stories from around southwest Ireland, West Cork Advertiser, Clonakilty 2002-2004


  • This is This (2019)
  • Breakfast in Cambodia (2016)
  • Kanishka (2015)
  • The Elopement (2012)
  • The Dive (2012)


  • ‘Kismuth & The Way’, Saathee Magazine, Charlotte NC 2019
  • Kanishka, published as a serial, Preetlari Magazine, Chandigarh 2016
  • ‘The Village Report’, Northwest Asian Weekly, Seattle 2013-2014
  • ‘Just Being Honest’, Saathee Magazine, Charlotte NC 2013-2014
  • ‘Ireland in the World Cup’, as reported from Tokyo for Skibbereen’s Southern Star, 2002


More about her approach to creating new work is at DK’s personal site,