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Chandrahas Choudhury
Literature
2015–2017
New Delhi
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India
01. April 2016 - 30. November 2016

Born 1980 in Hyderabad/India.

Chandrahas Choudhury is a novelist based in New Delhi/India. His first novel Arzee the Dwarf came out in 2009 and was published by HarperCollins in India, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag in Germany, Plataforma Prensa in Spain, and NYRB in America. It was shortlisted for the Commonwealth First Book Award in 2010, selected by World Literature Today as one of »60 Essential Works of Modern Indian Literature in English«. Clouds, which will be published shortly, is his second novel. A chapter from it appeared last year on the website of Granta.

Chandrahas Choudhury's book reviews appear in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Washington Post. His work on Indian politics has featured regularly for the last five years on Bloomberg View, from which it is sold to other newspapers around the world. He is also the editor of a short introduction to the pleasures of Indian literature: India: A Traveler's Literary Companion.