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Wednesday, 05th August, 2020

Chandrahas Choudhury

Chandrahas Choudhury

Chandrahas Choudhury is the author of Days of My China Dragon, Clouds and Arzee the Dwarf. He is also the editor of a short introduction to the pleasures of Indian fiction titled India: A Traveller's Literary Companion. Also an essayist and literary critic, he writes for the Wall Street Journal, Mint Lounge and Conde Nast Traveller. He was a fellow at the International Writing Programme at the University of Iowa in 2010, of Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart in 2016 and of Instituto Sacatar in Brazil in 2017. Last year, his novel Arzee the Dwarf was published in Odia by his mother Sindhubala Choudhury as Bamana Arzee.

Sessions

Live a Little

Howard Jacobson in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury

An award-winning writer and broadcaster, Howard Jacobson’s novels include 'The Mighty Walzer', winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, 'Kalooki Nights', longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the highly acclaimed 'The Act of Love' and the Man Booker Prize 2010-winning 'The Finkler Question'.

Here, in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury, he talks about his life in writing and his latest novel, 'Live a Little', a wickedly observed novel about falling in love at the end of your life. Told with Jacobson’s trademark wit and style, it is in equal parts funny, irreverent and tender – a novel to make you consider all the paths not taken and whether you could still change course.
 

ORHAN PAMUK: THE MUSEUM OF INNOCENCE

Orhan Pamuk and Chandrahas Choudhury in conversation

Orhan Pamuk is the author of many celebrated books, including The White Castle, Istanbul and Snow. In 2003, he won the International IMPAC Award for My Name is Red and in 2006 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Here he talks to Chandrahas Choudhury about his life and work.

Peter Carey: A Life in Writing

Peter Carey in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury

Peter Carey is one of only five writers to win the Booker twice and is frequently named as Australia's next contender for the Nobel Prize. Here he talks about his life in writing  in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury