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Akhil Sharma

Author of Family Life

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Akhil Sharma was born on July 22, 1971 in Delhi, India. He immigrated to the United States when he was eight, and grew up in Edison, New Jersey. He received a B.A. in public policy at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. He then won a Stegner Fellowship to the writing program at Stanford University, where he won several O. Henry Prizes. Sharma is an assistant professor in the creative writing MFA program at Rutgers University-Newark. He has published stories in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Quarterly, Fiction, the Best American Short Stories anthology, and the O. Henry Award Winners anthology. His short story Cosmopolitan was anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 1998 and was made into a 2003 film of the same name, which has appeared on the PBS series Independent Lens. His novels include An Obedient Father and Family Life, which won the 2015 Folio Prize and the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Family Life 491 copies, 24 reviews
An Obedient Father 347 copies, 8 reviews
A Life of Adventure and Delight 81 copies, 2 reviews
Cosmopolitan 6 copies
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (Contributor) 1,149 copies, 15 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (Contributor) 434 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (Contributor) 371 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (Contributor) 228 copies
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (Contributor) 214 copies, 4 reviews
Granta 97: Best of Young American Novelists 2 (Contributor) 187 copies, 2 reviews
At the Edge of the Wood (Keshiki) (Foreword, some editions) 13 copies

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