Manil Suri was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) and is a professor of mathematics and affiliate professor of Asian studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of the novels The Death of Vishnu, The Age of Shiva, and The City of Devi. His fiction has won several awards and honors and has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He was named by Time Magazine as a “Person to Watch” in 2000. He is a citizen of both the United States and India.
In addition to his writing, he is involved in several mathematics outreach projects. His research is in the area of finite element methods for partial differential equations.
Winner: Barnes and Noble Discover Prize, Ralph Heyne Corrine Buchpreis (Germany), McKittrick Prize (UK), PEN/Bingham Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship.
Finalist: PEN/Faulkner Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, Kiriyama Prize, LA Times Art Seidenbaum Award, Torgi Literary Award (Canada), WH Smith First Novel Award (UK).
Longlisted: Booker Prize, IMPAC Prize
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