Suketu Mehta was born in Calcutta in 1963 and raised in Bombay and New York. He is a graduate of New York University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Mehta’s first book, Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found, won the Kiriyama Prize, and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. He has won the Whiting Writers Award, the O. Henry Prize, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for his fiction.
Mehta’s work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Granta, Harper’s, Time, Conde Nast Traveler, and The Village Voice, and has been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.