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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Writer

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning author, poet, activist and teacher of writing. Her work has been published in over 100 magazines and anthologies, including the Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Best American Short Stories and the O Henry Prize Stories. Her awards include an American Book Award, a PEN Josephine Miles award, a Light of India award and the Italian Premio Scanno Award. Her books, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart, have been made into movies while One Amazing Thing and Palace of Illusions have been optioned. Her work has been translated into 29 languages, including Dutch, Hebrew, Bengali, Turkish, and Japanese, and several have been bestsellers both nationally and internationally. In 2015, she was chosen by the Economic Times for their list of ‘Twenty Most Influential Global Indian Women’. Her newest novel is titled Before We Visit the Goddess.



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