I’m a writer based in Queens, NY. I write about city policy, including prisons and policing, housing, homelessness and harm reduction. I’ve written for The Guardian, Slate, The Baffler, Village Voice, The Verge, Pacific Standard, The Appeal and more.
I’m a former Open City Fellow and Witness Fellow at the Asian American Writers Workshop and a former Equitable Cities Fellow at Next City. My reporting has been supported by grants from Solitary Watch and Investigative Reporters and Editors.
I’ve worked on big investigative projects but also enjoy deep policy analysis and essays that envision possible worlds.
I also write fiction and poetry and curate literary events in NYC; from 2016-2018 I hosted Final Fantasy Reading Series, a literary performance series based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
If you want to say hi you can email me at Roshan dot Abraham at Gmail or follow me on twitter. I also have a newsletter called “House of Tomorrow” where you can get my more in-depth thoughts, vibe checks, analysis as well as very good music and book recommendations.