Akhil Sharma was born in Delhi, India in 1971 and immigrated to the United States in 1979. Mr. Sharma's most recent novel is A Life of Adventure and Delight. His novel Family Life won the 2015 Folio Prize for Fiction. His first book, 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. Akhil Sharma teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Rutgers Newark.
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