Bharati Mukherjee

BHARATI MUKHERJEE is the author of eight novels (most recently, Miss New India, Desirable Daughters and The Tree Bride); two collections of short stories (Darkness and The Middleman & Other Stories); and the co-author, with Clark Blaise, of two books of non-fiction (Days and Nights in Calcutta and The Sorrow and the Terror: The Haunting Legacy of the Air India Tragedy), and numerous essays on immigration and American culture.  She is the first naturalized U.S. citizen to win the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for Best Fiction.  She is an Emerita Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently teaching in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Columbia University.