About the Event
The Booker shortlisted author and one of India’s best-known writers joins us on a rare visit to the UK to present his latest book, Gun Island, a beautifully realised novel which effortlessly spans space and time. He shares his experience and writing in this special event; a fantastic end to our Literature programme for 2019. Chaired by Steven Gale.
About the Author
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. He studied at the universities of Delhi and Oxford, has taught at a number of institutions and his essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic and The New York Times amongst other publications. He is the author of The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In An Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide, and The Ibis Trilogy, consisting of Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke and Flood of Fire. The first novel in the Ibis trilogy, Sea of Poppies, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008.