Chandrahas Choudhury is the author of the novel Clouds, published in January 2018 by Simon & Schuster. His first novel, Arzee the Dwarf, was published by HarperCollins, shortlisted for the Commonwealth First Book Prize, translated into German and Spanish, and chosen by World Literature Today in 2010 as one of “60 Essential Works of Modern Indian Literature in English”. He is the editor of a short introduction to the pleasures of Indian literature called India: A Traveler’s Literary Companion. He was formerly the Fiction & Poetry editor of The Caravan, and in 2010 he was a visiting fellow at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. His new book, Tales of My China Dragon, will be published in 2019.
Amitabha Bagchi’s first novel, Above Average, was published in 2007 by HarperCollins India and became a bestseller. His second novel, The Householder, was published to critical acclaim in 2012 by Fourth Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins India. This Place, his most recent published work, was published in 2013, also by Fourth Estate. It was nominated for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Prize 2015 and shortlisted for the Raymond Crossword Book Award 2014. Bagchi lives in New Delhi with his wife and son. His next book, a novel entitled Half the Night Is Gone, is due to be released in May 2018.
Ratika Kapur’s most recent novel is The Private Life of Mrs Sharma (Bloomsbury), which earned a starred review on Kirkus Reviews, and was featured on several lists of recommended reads, including The New York Times, The Hindustan Times, Elle, Vulture, and Bustle. The book was also shortlisted for the 2016 Tata Literature Live Book of the Year (Fiction) Prize and the 2016 Bangalore Literature Book Prize for Fiction. Her first novel, Overwinter (Hachette India), was longlisted for the 2009 Man Asian Literary Prize. Kapur lives in New Delhi.