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Bharati Mukherjee (1940–2017)

Author of Jasmine

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Bharati Mukherjee was born in Calcutta, India on July 27, 1940. She received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Calcutta in 1959 and a master's degree from the University of Baroda in 1961. After sending six stories to the University of Iowa, she was accepted into the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She received an M.F.A. in 1963 and a doctorate in comparative literature in 1969 from the University of Iowa. She married fellow student Clark Blaise, a Canadian author, in 1963. They moved to Montreal in 1966, where she taught English at McGill University. They moved back to the United States in 1980. After teaching creative writing at Columbia University, New York University, and Queens College, she taught postcolonial and world literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She wrote numerous books during her lifetime including The Tiger's Daughter, Wife, Darkness, Jasmine, The Holder of the World, Desirable Daughters, The Tree Bride, and Miss New India. In 1988, The Middleman and Other Stories won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. She died from complications of rheumatoid arthritis and takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a stress-induced heart condition, on January 28, 2017 at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Jasmine… (more)
Jasmine 821 copies, 17 reviews
Desirable Daughters 463 copies, 8 reviews
The Holder of the World 434 copies, 9 reviews
The Middleman and Other Stories 390 copies, 4 reviews
Miss New India 223 copies, 36 reviews
Leave It to Me 182 copies, 2 reviews
The Tree Bride 180 copies, 5 reviews
Wife 104 copies, 5 reviews
Tiger's Daughter 86 copies, 2 reviews
Darkness 65 copies, 3 reviews
Orbiting 1 copy
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (Contributor) 722 copies, 3 reviews
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (Contributor) 202 copies, 1 review
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (Contributor) 187 copies, 1 review
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (Contributor) 126 copies
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (Contributor) 123 copies
The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English (Contributor) 110 copies, 2 reviews
Story-Wallah: Short Fiction from South Asian Writers (Contributor) 96 copies, 2 reviews
On a Bed of Rice (Contributor) 75 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (Contributor) 59 copies
The Killing Spirit : An Anthology of Murder for Hire (Contributor) 33 copies, 2 reviews
Asian-American Literature: An Anthology (Contributor) 30 copies, 1 review
Race: An Anthology in the First Person (Contributor) 26 copies, 1 review
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (Contributor) 11 copies

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