Amit Chaudhuri's stories range from a divorcée about to enter into an arranged marriage to a teenaged poet who develops a relationship with a lonely widower, from a singing teacher struggling to make a living out of the boredom of his students to a gauche teenager desperate to hurdle past his adolescence. Ripe with subtlety, elegance and deep feeling, this is vintage Chaudhuri.
Amit Chaudhuri is the author of five highly acclaimed novels,
of which A Strange and Sublime Address, Afternoon Raag,
Freedom Song, and A New World won, between them, the
Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Betty Trask Prize, the Encore
Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and the
Sahitya Akademi Award; his latest novel is The Immortals. He
is also a poet, an acclaimed musician, and a highly regarded
critic, and has edited The Picador Book of Modern Indian
Literature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
and Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University
of East Anglia. In 2012 he was awarded the Infosys Prize for
outstanding contribution to the humanities in literary studies.
Amit Chaudhuri lives in Calcutta and Norwich.