Offsite: Akhil Sharma at NYS Writers Institute

Indian-American fiction writer Akhil Sharma in the Assembly Hall, Campus Center on the University at Albany’s uptown campus.

Akhil Sharma, “a supernova in the galaxy of young, talented Indian writers” (Publishers Weekly), received the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Whiting Writers’ Award for his first novel, An Obedient Father
(2000). Set in New Delhi, the novel tells the story of a single mother
who lives with her young daughter in a tiny apartment with her own
father, a corrupt civil servant who sexually abused her throughout her
childhood.  Writing in the New York Times, Richard Eder called
it, “[A] cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived portrait of a
corrupt man in a corrupt society,” and said, “An Obedient Father is hard, as well as rich and enthralling.”

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
1475 Western Ave
12203 Albany
Family Life: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393060058
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 7th, 2014

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