Githa Hariharan

Githa Hariharan has written novels, short fiction and essays over the last three decades. Her highly acclaimed work includes The Thousand Faces of Night which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book in 1993, the short story collection The Art of Dying, and the novels The Ghosts of Vasu Master, When Dreams Travel, In Times of Siege and Fugitive Histories. Hariharan also edited the anthology of translated stories, A Southern Harvest and the essay collection From India to Palestine: Essays in Solidarity. Her new book, Almost Home: Cities and Other Places, has just been published in India.

Hariharan has been Visiting Professor or Writer-in-Residence in several universities, including Dartmouth College and George Washington University in the United States, the University of Canterbury at Kent in the UK, and Jamia Millia Islamia in India. She is, at present, Writer in Residence in Singapore.