2015—Amitav Ghosh

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Novelist and author
Amitav Ghosh is an internationally renowned South Asian novelist and writer. He has received wide acclaim for his books The Shadow Lines and The Circle of Reason, and more recently for Sea of Poppies and River of Smoke, part of The Ibis Trilogy. His works of fiction and non-fiction are transnational in scope and have engaged with historical and postcolonial themes. He is a novelist, a social anthropologist, an historian, a travel writer, and a chronicler of ancient and lived histories.