Rajorshi Chakraborti is an Edinburgh-based novelist and academic. He was born in 1977 in Kolkata, and grew up there and in Mumbai. He attended the Lester B. Pearson United World College in Victoria, B.C., Canada, the University of Hull where he was awarded the Philip Larkin Prize, and the University of Edinburgh where he completed his doctoral studies in African and Indian Literature. Chakraborti is the great grandson of the Bengali writer Hemendrakumar Roy.Chakraborti's first novel Or the Day Seizes You, (Penguin India), was shortlisted for the Hutch-Crossword Book Award in 2006. A Spanish translation entitled La Vida Que Nos Lleva was published in April 2009 by Ediciones Ambar. His second novel, Derangements was published by Harper Collins in August 2008.The novel Derangements is due to appear in the US in July 2010 under the title Shadow Play, published by St Martin's Press (Minotaur Books). Chakraborti's third novel, Balloonists, was released in June 2010 in India, published by Westland Books.
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