Arvin Ramgoolam is a father, writer and co-owner of Townie Books and Rumors Coffee & Tea House with his wife Danica in Crested Butte, Colorado.  He is the 2020 recipient of the Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship from One Story and a recent MacDowell Fellow.  His work focuses on otherness and place, especially minorities in the American West.

Arvin will work on his novel in progress which unsettles the west and at its core is the story of a family living with grief with themes of memory, land, and belonging.  The story is rooted in the geological, mythological and human history of Southern New Mexico.