In Conversation with Amit Chaudhuri

Earlier this year, we were fortunate enough to have novelist Amit Chaudhuri join us at the annual Karachi Literature Festival. Amit sat down for a chat with us at the British Council Library to talk about his multi-disciplinary work and the role of art in society.

Author, poet, critic, and musician, Amit Chaudhuri's work across genres

Amit Chaudhuri has written seven novels and contributed to numerous publications including the Guardian, the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement.

Amit achieved critical acclaim with his first book, A Strange and Sublime Address (1991) and since then, he's gone on to win multiple awards for his works.

In 2005, his experimental music project, ‘This is Not Fusion' received an overwhelming response at its inaugural performance in Calcutta. It established Amit as one of India’s most internationally acclaimed experimental musicians.

Amit Chaudhuri is currently teaching Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. He is editor of The Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature, published in 2001.

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