Bharati Mukherjee was born in Calcutta. She moved to the United States to pursue her studies in English at the University of Iowa. She married author Clark Blaise, and lived in Canada for a time, before returning to the U.S. Among her novels are The Tiger's Daughter and Wife. In addition to novels, she has written several collections of well-received short stories, including Darkness and The Middleman.

Festivals: 1999

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