Life, the Universe and Everything
Afternoon Discussion with Amitav Ghosh, Author
Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author Amitav Ghosh is not afraid of a challenge: Indian post-colonialism, opium wars, Egyptian culture, fundamentalism, and the history of fiction are a handful of the expansive issues to have tumbled before his mighty pen. One of India's best known authors, his books include The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In An Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, Incendiary Circumstances, The Hungry Tide, and his most recent novel, Sea of Poppies, is the first volume of a trilogy. Dr. Ghosh received his doctorate from Oxford in Social Anthropology in 1982. He has taught at Delhi University, University of Virginia, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, American University in Cairo, City University of New York, and at Harvard University. His fiction works have earned him prestigious awards including Prix M??dicis ??tranger, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Hutch Crossword Book Prize, the Grand Prize for Fiction of the Frankfurt International e-Book Awards, the Sahitya Akademi Award, and the Grinzane Cavour Prize. Stephen McCarty, Editor-in-Chief of Asia Literary Review, will lead the conversation with Amitav Ghosh as he discusses life, the universe, and everything.
Co-presented with Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2011