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Samrat Upadhyay

Samrat Upadhyay was born and raised in Nepal. He is author of The City Son , which was shortlisted for a PEN Open Book Award; Arresting God in Kathmandu , winner of the Whiting Award; The Royal Ghost ; The Guru of Love , a New York Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year; and Buddha's Orphans . He has written for The New York Times and has appeared on BBC Radio and National Public Radio. Upadhyay teaches in the creative writing program at Indiana University.