Acclaimed Indian-American novelist Karan Mahajan to discuss his novel

Acclaimed Indian-American novelist Karan Mahajan to discuss his novel

Release date: 8/18/2017

Acclaimed Indian-American novelist Karan Mahajan to discuss his provocative new novel at Cuyahoga County Public Library's South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch 
Mahajan received Cleveland's Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction for his 2016 novel "The Association of Small Bombs"   

Cuyahoga County Public Library's South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch will host a free public event and book signing with acclaimed novelist Karan Mahajan on Friday, September 8th at 1:00 PM. Books will be available m/.for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry. Registration is required to reserve a seat. Register online or by calling 216.382.4880.
Karan Mahajan was born in 1984 and grew up in New Delhi, India. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the Michener Center for Writers. Mahajan's first novel, Family Planning (2008), was a finalist for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and was published in nine countries. His second novel, The Association of Small Bombs (2016), was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and won the 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Award for fiction. 

Mahajan's brilliant writing about the effects of terrorism on both victims and perpetrators has proven him to be one of the most provocative and dynamic novelists of his generation. His work has attracted much critical praise and was named one of the New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year. In 2017, he was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists.

Mahajan's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker Online, The Believer, NPR’s All Things Considered, The San Francisco Chronicle,, Bookforum, Tehelka, and the anthology Stumbling and Raging: More Politically Inspired Fiction.
Professional Book Nerds podcast hosts Adam Sockel and Jill Grunenwald will host a live audience interview with Mahajan.
This event is part of the second annual Cleveland Book Week, an extended celebration of books and the people who love them. Learn more at
For a complete calendar of award-winning and best-sellers authors visiting Cuyahoga County Public Library branches this fall, visit

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