S.S. Mandani is a writer, runner, and coffee person. His fiction is featured or forthcoming in Shenandoah, X-R-A-Y, Storm Cellar, New World Writing, No Contact, Lost Balloon, Orca, Ligeia, Nurture, Autofocus, Litro, and others, and was nominated in 2021 for the Best of the Net anthology. He studied fiction writing at The University of Florida and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. His novel-in-progress explores Sufi mysticism and a future hundred-year climate war that unites a dysfunctional family of jinns. As a columnist, he writes about drinks and culture for “Liquid Carriage” at No Contact and radios @SuhailMandani.