Chandrahas Choudhury grew up in Bombay and his native Orissa. His first novel, Arzee the Dwarf, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth First Book Prize, translated into German and Spanish, and chosen by World Literature Today as one of ‘60 Essential Works of Modern Indian Literature in English’. His second, Clouds, has just been published to rave reviews. He is the editor of a short introduction to the pleasures of Indian literature: India: A Traveller’s Literary Companion.
A graduate of Hindu College, Delhi, and Trinity College, Cambridge, Choudhury was also a visiting fellow at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 2010. He lives between Delhi, Mumbai and Bhubaneswar. His book reviews appear in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.