Amit Chaudhuri is an English Indian Writer and Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia.Born in 1962 Calcutta. He is internationally recognized writer.
His Major and Famous Novels are:
A Strange and Sublime Address
St. Cyril Road and Other Poems
Real Time: Stories and a reminiscence
Memory's Gold: Writings on Calcutta
Small Orange Flags
A New World
D. H. Lawrence and ‘Difference’: Postcoloniality and the Poetry of the Present.
His novels have won several major awards and he has received international critical acclaim. His latest book is The Immortals, a novel about music in the modern world. 2008 saw the publication of Clearing a Space: Reflections on India, Literature and Culture, bringing together his major work as a critic. A collection of poems entitled St. Cyril Road and Other Poems appeared in 2005, and in 2001 he edited the influential The Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature. His study of D.H. Lawrence's poetry, D.H. Lawrence and 'Difference': Postcoloniality and the Poetry of the Present, was called 'truly groundbreaking' by Terry Eagleton in the London Review of Books. His work appeared in The Guardian.
He has won many awards including:
1991 Betty Trask Award and Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book for A Strange and Sublime Address
1994 Encore Award, winner for Afternoon Raag
2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for A New World
2002 Sahitya Akademi Award, winner for A New World
2011 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, shortlisted for The Immortals