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Suketu Mehta is a novelist and journalist based in New York City. He was born in Calcutta, India and was raised in Mumbai where he lived until his family moved to the United States in 1977.
His autobiographical account of his experiences with the city of Mumbai, Maximum City, was published in 2004 explores the underbelly of the sprawling city. It is a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Suketu Mehta has also co-written the screenplay to the Bollywood film Mission Kashmir and was writing the Merchant-Ivory film The Goddess starring Tina Turner when Ismail Merchant died.
Suketu lives in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope, also home to many significant contemporary writers including Jonathan Lethem and Jhumpa Lahiri.
Suketu Mehta reads in the Writers At Newark Reading Series with Katherine Russell Rich on Wed., Dec. 5, 2007, 5:30-7 p.m., at Paul Robeson Gallery.