Vikram Chandra is the award-winning and bestselling author of numerous works, including Red Earth and Pouring Rain, Love and Longing in Bombay, and Sacred Games. He has won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book, the David Higham Prize for Fiction, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, the Hutch Crossword Award for English Fiction, and a Salon Book Award, as well as being short-listed for the Guardian Fiction Prize. He cowrote Mission Kashmir, an Indian feature film starring Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, and Jackie Shroff, that was released internationally in 2000. He currently divides his time between Mumbai and Berkeley, California, where he teaches creative writing at the University of California. Vikram lives with his wife Melanie Abrams, who is also a novelist.
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