BAPSI SIDHWA Biography - Writers


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Distinguished international writer Bapsi Sidhwa has published five novels: An         
American Brat, Cracking India, The Bride and The Crow Eaters, Water; a children’s     
book for Pratham, Mouse With Seven Tails and the Lahore anthology: City of Sin         
and Splendour: she has been translated into several European and Asian languages.     
Among her many honors Sidhwa received the Bunting Fellowship at Radcliffe/Harvard,     
the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award, the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan's       
highest national honor in the arts, and the LiBeraturepreis in Germany.               
Sidhwa, who was on the advisory committee to Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on         
Women's Development has taught at Columbia U, University of Houston, Mount             
Holyoke College, and Brandeis.                                                         
Cracking India (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Quality               
Paperback Book Club selection), was made into the film Earth by Canadian               
director Deepa Mehta.                                                                 
Sidhwa’s play, American Brat, played in London in 2003. It will be produced by         
Stages Repertory Theater in Houston in Spring 2007