Sunday, 31 May 2009

SAUTE 09 Conference

Internationally recognised Indian English author, Amit Chaudhuri to participate in SAUTE 09 Conference.

Pro Helvetia New Delhi is supporting the participation of Prof. Amit Chaudhuri at the conference being organised by SAUTE (Swiss Association of University Teachers of English) on 8 – 9 May 2009 at the University of Fribourg. The conference - "Performing the Self: the Construction of Pre-Modern and Modern Identities in Language and Literature" is being organised by the Faculty of Arts, Department of English.

Amit Chaudhuri is an internationally recognised Indian English author. He has written numerous novels, short stories, poems and critical essays in English, but is probably best known for his book Freedom Song. He attended University College London, Balliol College, Oxford and has also been a writer-in-residence at Wolfson College. His novels have won several major awards and he has received international critical acclaim. His latest book is a collection of poems entitled St. Cyril Road and Other Poems, and in 2001 he edited The Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature.

Amit Chaudhuri is also an acclaimed Indian classical musician. He is currently a creative writing tutor at the University of East Anglia. On March 18, 2008, he was included in the panel for the Man Booker International Prize 2009, alongside writer Jane Smiley and essayist Andrey Kurkov.

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