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Samrat Upadhyay wraps up Writers Series

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Posted on March 18, 2014

This year’s Writers Series wraps up with Samrat Upadhyay, a Nepali writer who writes in English. He will give a free public reading and discussion of his work, Thursday, March 27, from 7:30-9 p.m. in Cook-DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus. The author will also give a craft talk for students from 4-5:15 p.m. in the Mary Idema Pew Library, Multipurpose Room.

Upadhyay is the author of “Arresting God in Kathmandu,” a Whiting Award winner; “The Royal Ghosts,” which won the Asian American Literary Award and was declared a Best of Fiction by the Washington Post; “The Guru of Love,” a New York Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year; and “Buddha’s Orphans.” He has also written for the New York Times and has appeared on BBC Radio and National Public Radio. Upadhyay is a Martha Kraft Professor of Humanities at Indiana University.

For more information, contact Oindrila Mukherjee in the Writing Department, at, or (616) 331-3411.

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