MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2017
Bom in India, Lalita Noronha came to the US on a Fulbright travel grant and earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology from St. Louis University School of Medicine. She is a widely published research scientist, poet, writer, an editor of the Baltimore Review, a CityLit Board Member and former President of the Maryland Writers' Association. She was also invited to be a guest editor for the science themed issue of Little Patuxent Review.
Her literary work has been published in journals and anthologies in India, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, including The Baltimore Sun, The Christian Science Monitor, Catholic Digest, Crab Orchard Review, The Cortland Review, The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry From India (Hidden Brook Press) and "yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves: A Contemporary Anthology of Asian American Women's Poetry.)
She is the author of Where Monsoons Cry (fiction, Black Words Press) which won the Maryland Lit. Arts Award and two poetry books (Her Skin Phyllo-thin (Finishing Line Fress) and Mustard Seed: Collage of Science, Art and Love Poems (Apprentice House, 2016) Others credits include a poetry award from Arlington Literary journal, Dorothy Daniels National League of American Pen Women, two Maryland State Indiuidual Artist Awards in Fiction and Poetry, and Pushcart Prize nominations in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction. She is also a frequent contributor to WYPR.