June - September 2006
Githa Hariharan was born in Coimbatore, India, and she grew up in Bombay and Manila. She was educated in these two cities and later in the United States. She worked as a staff writer in WNET-Channel 13 in New York, and since 1979, she has worked in Bombay, Madras and New Delhi as an editor, first in a publishing house, then as a freelancer. Githa Hariharan now lives in New Delhi.
Her first novel, The Thousand Faces of Night (1992) won the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Since then, she has published a collection of stories, The Art of Dying (1993), and three novels, The Ghosts of Vasu Master (1994), When Dreams Travel (1999), and In Times of Siege (2003). She has also edited A Southern Harvest, a volume of stories in English translation from four major South Indian languages; and, with co-editor Shama Futehally, a collection of stories of children, Sorry,Best Friend! Her most recent work is a children’s book entitled The Winning Team (forthcoming, 2004). Githa Hariharan also writes a monthly column called “Second Thoughts” in the Kolkata-based newspaper The Telegraph.
Last Updated: 9/14/09