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Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India before studying in Delhi and Oxford university. He is the author of several novels, including Sea of Poppies, the first in the Ibis trilogy, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and six works of non-fiction, including The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable. In 2015, he was named as a finalist of the Man Booker International Prize.