Akhil Sharma and An Obedient Father
Born in Delhi, India, in 1971, Akhil Sharma immigrated to the U.S. when he was 8. He is the author of one novel, An Obedient Father, for which he won a PEN/Hemingway Award and a Whiting Writers’ Award.
His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Best American Short Stories and have won several O. Henry Awards. His short story “Cosmopolitan” was made into the acclaimed 2003 film of the same name. In 2007, he made Granta’s list of the 21 Best Young American Novelists.
On April 29, Sharma visited Sampsonia Way to give a reading sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh and the PEN American Center. In the question and answer section he talked about his novel, the characters he creates and his sources of inspiration.
Read Akhil Sharma’s interview with Sampsonia Way