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Author Event: Samrat Upadhyay

We are honored and excited to announce that Samrat Upadhyay will join us in the shop on Saturday, July 29th at 5:00 PM  for a reading and signing of his collection of stories, MAD COUNTRY, which is also our July Book Club book!


Samrat Upadhyay ( is the first Nepali-born fiction writer to be published in the United States. His debut short story collection Arresting God in Kathmandu was the winner of the 2001 Whiting Writers’ Award and his second short story collection, The Royal Ghosts, won the 2007 Asian American Literary Award. His first novel, The Guru of Love, was a New York Times Notable Book while his second novel, Buddha’s Orphans, was longlisted for the 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. His 2014 novel, The City Son, was longlisted for the PEN Open Book award. His latest story collection, Mad Country, has been called “brilliant, daring, and memorable” by the New York Times and given starred review by Kirkus Reviews. He is the Martha C. Kraft Professor of Humanities at Indiana University, where he teaches in its MFA program.



Earlier Event: June 30
Book Club: Lincoln In The Bardo
Later Event: August 19
JCPL Author Event: Salina Yoon