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Akhil Sharma

Akhil Sharma is the author of Family Life, a New York Times Best Book of the Year and the winner of the International DUBLIN Literary
Award and the Folio Prize. 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 teaches English at Rutgers University–Newark.

 

Awards

Books by Akhil Sharma

  1. Book CoverFamily Life: A Novel


    Winner of the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award

    "Gorgeously tender at its core…beautiful, heartstopping…Family Life really blazes." —Sonali Deraniyagala, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book CoverA Life of Adventure and Delight


    “There’s a great duality to these stories: simple but complex, funny enough to laugh out loud at but emotionally devastating, foreign yet familiar. What an exciting and original writer this is, and what a knock-out collection.”—David SedarisMore

  3. Book CoverAn Obedient Father


    “A powerful debut novel that establishes Sharma as a supreme storyteller.”—Philadelphia InquirerMore