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Amitav Ghosh


Country: India

Award-winning Amitav Ghosh became the first English-language writer to receive India’s highest literary honor, the Jnanpith Award, in 2018. Born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, he holds four honorary doctorates. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages and he has served on the Jury of the Locarno and Venice film festivals.

Amitav Ghosh menjadi penulis berbahasa Inggris pertama yang menerima penghargaan sastra tertinggi India, Penghargaan Jnanpith, pada tahun 2018. Lahir di Calcutta dan dibesarkan di India, Bangladesh, dan Sri Lanka, ia memegang empat gelar doktor kehormatan. Karyanya telah diterjemahkan ke lebih dari tiga puluh bahasa dan dia telah bertugas di festival film Juri Locarno dan Venesia.