Amitav Ghosh's Biography
Amitav Ghosh is an Indian author. Born in 1956 in Calcutta, he has lived in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, and currently resides in New York. Ghosh began writing at an early age and studied at the Delhi University and Oxford University. He has lectured at several prestigious colleges, in addition to contributing to various newspapers and journals. During his first job, he worked at the Indian Express newspaper and his debut novel, The Circle of Reason, was published in 1986. He has since written a number of fiction and non-fiction works, his most recent being Gun Island, which was published in 2019. His writing has earned him a number of accolades and widespread critical acclaim. These awards include the Jnanpith Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Ananda Puraskar, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the International e-Book Award, the Crossword Book Prize, the India Plaza Golden Quill Award, the Prix Médicis, the Blue Metropolis Grand Prix, and the Utah Award for the Environmental Humanities, to name a few. Recently, Ghosh has used his writing to raise awareness about climate change and its impact. A notable example of Ghosh's critical work and climate activism can be found in The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable.