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Vikram Seth

India (b.1952)

Vikram Seth, born June 20, 1952 is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist. An unusually forthcoming writer whose published material is replete with un- or thinly-disguised details as to the personal lives of himself and his intimates related in a highly engaging narrative voice.

He has written great books in every genre: verse novel (The Golden Gate), travel book (From Heaven Lake, the winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award), and epic masterpiece (A Suitable Boy).

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
Vikram Seth recommends
Chowringhee (1962)
"I read Chowringhee many years ago in a Hindi translation and lost myself in it for days. It was a wonderful experience - both gripping and moving. I... hope [this english translation] gets the wide readership it deserves."

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