Samrat Upadhyay

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Samrat Upadhyay 2018-08-21T17:17:27+00:00

Project Description

Samrat Upadhyay, the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Indiana University, is the first Nepali-born fiction writer writing in English to be published in the West. His first book, the short story collection Arresting God in Kathmandu (Houghton Mifflin, 2000, 2001) has been translated into French and Greek and was the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, given annually by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation to emerging poets and fiction writers who display “exceptional talent and promise.” Arresting God in Kathmandu was also a selection in the Fall 2001 Barnes & Noble Great Writers Program. Upadhyay’s stories have been read live on National Public Radio and published widely as well as in SCRIBNER’S BEST OF THE WRITING WORKSHOPS, edited by Sherman Alexie, and BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1999, edited by Amy Tan.

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