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Akhil Sharma

Akhil Sharma is an Indian-American author and professor of creative writing. His first published novel An Obedient Father won the 2001 Hemingway Pen Award. His second, Family Life, won the 2015 Folio Prize and 2016 International Dublin Literary Award.

In Conversation

New Routes in Fiction
A Talk with Akhil Sharma

One voice I tried—a third-person focused on the point-of-view of the child. The third-person narrative consumes plot at a different rate at the first-person.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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