Vikram Seth (b. 1952) was born in Calcutta. His education was spread among Oxford, Stanford and Nanjing University. He has lived in India, UK, USA and China.
Vikram Seth is equally proficient writing prose, poetry, travelogue or libretto. To his name, he has the distinction of writing the longest novel in English.
His novels and language are realistic, as he prefers to eschew the lure of magic realism. He seems to be at home whether his setting is pre-independent India, the modern yuppie world of California, or a musical romance in Europe, as is evident from the lucid free-flowing prose.
Vikram Seth won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the WH Smith Literary Award in 1994.
- From Heaven Lake
- The Humble Administrator’s Garden
- The Golden Gate
- All You Who Sleep Tonight
- Beastly Tales from Here and There
- Three Chinese Poets
- A Suitable Boy
- Arion and the Dolphin
- An Equal Music
- Two Lives