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Baruch College Presents a Reading and Conversation with Award-Winning Author Amitav Ghosh


Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh

NEW YORK, NY - February 17, 2016 - Baruch College will present a reading and conversation with award-winning author Amitav Ghosh, the spring 2016 Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence on Tuesday, March 22. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held prior to the start of the event. Amitav Ghosh will be reading excerpts from his recently published book, Flood of Fire.

Amitav Ghosh is the author of the bestselling The Ibis Trilogy; Flood of Fire, Sea of Poppies, and River of Smoke. Sea of Poppies was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008 and awarded the Crossword Book Prize and the India Plaza Golden Quill Award. Ghosh is also the author of The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In an Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace and The Hungry Tide.

Born in Calcutta, Ghosh grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria. Ghosh’s work has been translated into more than twenty languages. In January 2007 he was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest honors, by the President of India.

WHAT:  "A Reading and Conversation with Amitav Ghosh”


WHEN:   Tuesday, March 22, 2016

              Reception begins at 5:00 p.m. Reading to follow at 5:45 p.m.

WHERE: Baruch College — Newman Vertical Campus

              55 Lexington Avenue

              Room 14-220




About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY)) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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