‘Odysseus Abroad’ by Amit Chaudhuri
‘Odysseus Abroad’ is the new novel by UEA Professor of Contemporary Literature Amit Chaudhuri and is published by Oneworld this week. Amit is the author of five other highly acclaimed novels: ‘A Strange and Sublime Address’, ‘Afternoon Raag’, ‘Freedom Song’, ‘A New World’, and ‘The Immortals’. He is also a poet, a musician, and a highly regarded critic, and has edited ‘The Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature’. His previous book, the memoir ‘Calcutta’, was published in 2013. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2012 won India’s £30,000 Infosys Prize for outstanding contribution to the Humanities in Literary Studies. He teaches on the MA and PhD programmes in Creative Writing at UEA and is the Director of the UEA Creative Writing India Workshop.