A Strange and Sublime Address Funny, delicate, sensuous, evocative . . . made me laugh aloud. The best portrait of India today Ive read Margaret Drabble This evocation of the routine, quotidian magic of normality strikes me as an extraordinary thing to have brought off . . . mesmerizing John Lanchester, Vogue Afternoon Raag Enchanting, studded with moments of beauty more arresting that anything to be found in a hundred busier and more excitable narratives . . . Chaudhuri has proven that he can write better than just about anyone of his generation Jonathan Coe, London Review of Books This immensely subtle novel both estranges and gently strokes the surface of English and Indian life. I know of nothing in English fiction that resembles it Tom Paulin Freedom Song An immensely gifted writer . . . his novels are crammed with breathtaking sentences, sharp characterizations, comic set pieces and melancholy grace notes New York Times Book Review Chaudhuri writes about India like no one else . . . Exquisite and supremely haunting, a work of contemporary fiction by a world-class writer Robert McCrum, Observer
About the Author
Amit Chaudhuri was born in Calcutta in 1962 and brought up in Bombay. A Strange and Sublime Address, won first prize in the Betty Trask Awards, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (Eurasia) 1992 and was shortlisted for the 1991 Guardian Fiction Prize. Afternoon Raag won the 1993 Southern Arts Literature Prize and won the Encore award for Best Second novel. Freedom Song won the LA Times Book Award. He has contributed to the LRB, the TLS, Granta and the New Yorker. He lives with his wife and daughter in Calcutta.