Deepak Unnikrishnan is a writer from Abu Dhabi and a resident of the States. He has studied and taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and presently teaches at New York University, Abu Dhabi. Temporary People, his first book was the inaugural winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. He won the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award in 2014. Presently, he is writing a novel exploring the pull, languages, and fables of three cities: Abu Dhabi, New York, and Chicago.