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Karan Mahajan


India (b.1984)

Karan Mahajan is a Joseph Henry Jackson Award-winning Indian novelist. Mahajan was born in Stamford, Connecticut, and grew up in New Delhi, India. He studied English and Economics at Stanford University. He currently lives in Fort Greene.
 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2016) : The Association of Small Bombs


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The World Is a Narrow Bridge (2018)
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"Hilarious, absurd, and cosmically attuned."
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Trinity (2018)
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The Vietri Project (2021)
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The Mysteries (2021)
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"Clear-eyed and devastating, Marisa Silver's The Mysteries is full of wisdom about grief, but also about the joys of childhood. Silver is the rare writer who can write in any register, about any age and state of being."

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