Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (born Chitralekha Banerjee, July 29, in the year 1956) is an Indian-American author, poet, and also the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of Writing at the University of Houston that was basically of Creative Writing and Program. Currently, Sister of My Heart, Oleander Girl, Palace of Illusions, and One Amazing Thing were some of the best of her publishes, which have all been optioned to be made into movies or TV serials.

Education and Family Status:

Divakaruni was born in Kolkata (Calcutta), India. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Calcutta in the year of 1976.  In that same year, she went to the U.S to attend Wright State University, where she completed her master’s. She received a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley in the year 1985. Divakaruni lives in Houston with her husband, whose name is Murthy. She has two sons, named Anand and Abhay.

Career and achievements:

Divakaruni had put herself through graduate school by taking on some odd jobs at a young age, such as working as a babysitter, a store clerk, also a bread slicer in a bakery, and a laboratory assistant at Wright State University. She was also a graduate teaching assistant at the university of U.C. Berkeley. She taught at Foothill College in Los Altos, that is in California, and Diablo Valley College. She currently lives and teaches in Texas, where she is the professor of McDavid of Creative Writing at the nationally ranked the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.

Divakaruni’s work has been published in a total of 50 magazines this recent year, including The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker, where her writing has also been included in over 50 anthologies that including the Best American Short Stories. Henry Prize Stories, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. Her fiction has been translated into a total of 29 languages all over the world, including Dutch, Hebrew, Indonesian, Bengali, Turkish and Japanese.

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