Sharmilla Ganesan is a radio presenter/producer with BFM 89.9, Malaysia’s only independent radio station. She hosts Front Row (arts), co-hosts By the Book (books & literature), and co-presents The Daily Digest (current affairs). She is also a writer and critic, with in-depth experience covering and commenting on Malaysian arts and culture. She was a features journalist with The Star for over a decade, where she wrote on the arts, books, and film. Her articles appear in, among others, The Atlantic, South China Morning Post, NewNaratif, and ArtsEquator. She also writes fiction, and has been published in several Malaysian and regional anthologies/literary journals. Sharmilla is a former Fulbright/Humphrey Fellow and Asia Journalism Fellow.