Amit was born in Calcutta in 1962. He was brought up in Bombay and graduated from London. He became Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. His first book “A Strange and Sublime Address” won the first prize in the Betty Trask Awards, which is the Commonwealth writers prize for Best First Book in 1992. His “Afternoon Raag” won the 1993 Southern Arts Literature Prize and the Encore Award for best second novel. He wrote poetry, fiction and his work was published in many publications including The London Review of Books,The London Magazine and The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry, The Times Literary Supplement, Granta, and the New Yorker. Amit Choudhury’s novels have been translated into Dutch, Hebrew. Apart from writing he is a classical vocalist. Amit Choudhury is married and currently a “fellow” of Cambridge, UK . Even though he does not live in Calcutta, but his passion for the city is depicted when it was in the background of two his recent novels.