Author

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist

1956   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America, India
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Calcutta, University of California, Berkeley, Wright State University
occupation: novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist, writer, journalist
award received: PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, American Book Awards, Pushcart Prize, Scanno Prize
www.chitradivakaruni.com

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (born Chitralekha Banerjee, July 29, 1956) is an Indian-American author, poet, and the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of Writing at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. Her short story collection, Arranged Marriage won an American Book Award in 1996, and two of her novels (The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart), as well as a short story The Word Love were adapted into films. Mistress of Spices was short-listed for the Orange Prize. Currently, Sister of My Heart, Oleander Girl, Palace of Illusions, and One Amazing Thing have all been optioned to be made into movies or TV serials. Divakaruni's works are largely set in India and the United States, and often focus on the experiences of South Asian immigrants. She writes for children as well as adults, and has published novels in multiple genres, including realistic fiction, historical fiction, magical realism, myth and fantasy.
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Works

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Sister of My Heart

novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

1999

The Mistress of Spices

novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

1997

The Conch Bearer

book by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

2003

One Amazing Thing

book by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

2010

La liane du désir

author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Oleander Girl

author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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