Akhil Sharma is the author of An Obedient Father, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Best American Short Stories, and O. Henry Award Stories. A native of Delhi, he lives in New York City and is an assistant professor of English at Rutgers University, Newark.
"An uncompromising novel, a portrait of a country ravaged by
vendetta and graft." -- Hilary Mantel - New York Review of
"Weaves the national into the personal without a trace of the didactic. What is more astonishing is his success in joining the amiably picaresque aspects of the corruption...with the ghastly evil of its underside." -- Richard Eder - New York Times
"A moving, persuasive tragicomedy." -- Entertainment Weekly
"Stunning work." -- The Nation
"Extraordinary." -- Salon