Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria and is the author of numerous books, including The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Hungry Tide, and The Ibis Trilogy, consisting of Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke and Flood of Fire. His most recent book, The Great Derangement; Climate Change and the Unthinkable, a work of non-fiction, appeared in 2016.
The recipient of numerous awards—including France’s Prix Médicis in 1990, the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Arthur C. Clarke award, the Jnanpith Award, India’s highest literary honor, and the Utah Award for the Environmental Humanities—Ghosh’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic and The New York Times. Amitav Ghosh’s most recent novel, Gun Island, is due to be published in 2019.
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6pm
Music Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz