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Akhil Sharma

Akhil Sharma was born in Delhi, India in 1971 and immigrated to the United States in 1979. Mr. Sharma is the author of An Obedient Father, a novel set in Delhi during the period of Rajeev Gandhi’s assassination. An Obedient Father won the Pen-Hemingway prize and has been published in numerous languages. He is also an award winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly as well as a number of other publications. Mr. Sharma’s stories have been anthologized three times in Best American Short Stories and twice in The O. Henry Award Winners. In 2007 Mr. Sharma was included in Granta’s list of Best Young American novelists. His new novel, Stars From Another Sky is expected to be released in 2012. Akhil Sharma joins the faculty of the Rutgers Newark English Department/MFA Program in Fall, 2011, He lives in New York city with his wife, Lisa.

Akhil Sharma reads in the Writers at Newark Reading Series with Francisco Goldman on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 5:30-7pm, Paul Robeson Gallery.

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