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Born in Calcutta, and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Northern India. He studied in Delhi, Oxford, and Egypt and taught at various Indian and American universities. Author of a travel book and three acclaimed novels. Ghosh has also written for GRANTA, THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK TIMES, and THE OBSERVER. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. (Publisher Provided) Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta, India on July 11, 1956. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria. His first book, The Circle of Reason, won France's Prix Médicis. He has won several other awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Ananda Puraskar for The Shadow Lines, the Arthur C. Clarke award for The Calcutta Chromosome, and the Crossword Book Prize for The Hungry Tide and Sea of Poppies. His other works include In an Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Glass Palace, and River of Smoke. In 2007, he was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India's highest honors, by the President of India. He made the New Zealand Best Seller List in 2015 with his title Flood of Fire. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Sea of Poppies… (more)
Sea of Poppies 2,953 copies, 145 reviews
The Glass Palace 2,618 copies, 64 reviews
The Hungry Tide 1,750 copies, 56 reviews
River of Smoke 963 copies, 53 reviews
The Calcutta Chromosome 880 copies, 20 reviews
In an Antique Land 857 copies, 13 reviews
The Shadow Lines 790 copies, 16 reviews
Flood of Fire 532 copies, 17 reviews
The Circle of Reason 355 copies, 7 reviews
Gun Island 280 copies, 8 reviews
Granta 25: The Murderee (Contributor) 157 copies, 1 review
Granta 34: Death of a Harvard Man (Contributor) 154 copies, 1 review
Granta 26: Travel (Contributor) 151 copies, 1 review
The Best American Essays 1996 (Contributor) 130 copies, 1 review
Granta 20: In Trouble Again (Contributor) 129 copies, 1 review
Granta 44: The Last Place on Earth (Contributor) 121 copies, 1 review
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (Contributor) 46 copies, 1 review
The Climate Book (Contributor) 37 copies
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