Asian American Literary Award Winners

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Check out the winners of the Asian American Literary Awards from the Asian American Writers Workshop:

Samrat Upadhyay is the author of Arresting God in Kathmandu, which earned him a Whiting Award, and The Guru of Love, which was a New York Times Notable Book, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year, a finalist for the Kiriyama Prize, and a Book Sense 76 pick. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and teaches creative writing and literature at Indiana University.

Linh Dinh is the author of two collections of stories, Fake House (Seven Stories Press 2000) and Blood and Soap (Seven Stories Press 2004), four books of poems, All Around What Empties Out (Tinfish 2003), American Tatts (Chax 2005), Borderless Bodies (Factory School 2006) and Jam Alerts (Chax 2007), with a novel, Love Like Hate, scheduled to be released in 2008 by Seven Stories Press. His work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2000, Best American Poetry 2004, Best American Poetry 2007 and Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present, among other places.

Amitav Ghosh is the best-selling author of four novels, including The Hungry Tide and The Glass Palace. Born in Calcutta and raised in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and northern India, Ghosh holds a doctorate in social anthropology from Oxford. He divides his time between his homes in Kolkata, India, and Brooklyn, New York