Chandrahas Choudhury is the author of the Mumbai novel Clouds, published in January 2018 by Simon & Schuster. His first novel, Arzee the Dwarf, was published by HarperCollins, shortlisted for the Commonwealth First Book Prize, translated into German and Spanish, and chosen by World Literature Today in 2010 as one of “60 Essential Works of Modern Indian Literature in English”. He is also the editor of a short introduction to the pleasures of Indian literature called India: A Traveler’s Literary Companion. His literary criticism and book reviews appear in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He was formerly the Fiction & Poetry editor of The Caravan, and in 2010 he was a visiting fellow at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.