Episode 22: Interview with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning author, poet, and teacher, whose works have been translated into 29 languages, including Dutch, Hebrew, Russian and Japanese. She writes for both adults and children and covers many themes, including women, immigration, the South Asian experience, history, myth, magical realism and diversity.

Two of her novels, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Hearthave been made into films. Her short story collection, Arranged Marriage, won an American Book Award.

Divakaruni teaches in the illustrious Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston. Of her novel One Amazing ThingHa Jin states, “Ingeniously conceived and intelligently written, this novel is a fable for our time. The characters . . . vibrate with life whenever they begin to speak.”

For more information on the author, please visit her site: http://www.chitradivakaruni.com/

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