G.S. Sharat Chandra
(1935-2000)was an internationally acclaimed author of both poetry and fiction. Much of his work touches on the deep emotions of the Indian
immigrant.Keith Lawrence 'G.S. Sharat Chandra' in Guiyou Huang Asian-American poets: a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook
Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.
Indian-born Chandra received a law degree in India but came to the United States in the 1960s to become a writer. He received his Masters of Fine Arts form the Iowa Writers Workshop
. For most of his career, Chandra taught at the University of Missouri-Kansas City as a professor of Creative Writing and English (1983-2000). His most famous work, Family of Mirrors, was a 1993 Pulitzer Prize
nominee for poetry. Author of ten books, including translations from Sanskrit and English into the Indian language Kannada, a former Fulbright Fellow and recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing, Chandra has given readings at the Library of Congress, Oxford, and McDaid's Pub in Dublin.
Chandra traveled the world extensively throughout his life and received international recognition for both his poetry and fiction. His works have appeared in many journals including American Poetry Review, London Magazine, The Nation, and Partisan Review.
Chandra was married to his wife, Jane for 38 years until he died of a brain aneurysm in 2000. He left three children.
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