Megha Majumdar: Holding on to Humor During Times of Oppression
In Conversation with Mitchell Kaplan on The Literary Life Podcast
When Megha Majumdar began writing her debut novel, A Burning, her “question for the book was, how do people still dream, make jokes and strive, even in conditions of great oppression?” Majumdar joins Mitchell Kaplan for a deeply introspective conversation.
Megha Majumdar was born and raised in Kolkata, India. She moved to the United States to attend college at Harvard University, followed by graduate school in social anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She works as an editor at Catapult, and lives in New York City. A Burning is her first book.
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