Tags: Historical Fiction; Literary Fiction

Amit Majmudar

Fiction, Poetry

Amit Majmudar is a novelist, poet, essayist, and diagnostic nuclear radiologist. Most recently, he has written a translation of The Bhagavad Gita, titled Godsong, but his collections of poetry also include Dothead; 0˚, 0˚; and Heaven and Earth, which A. E. Stallings chose for the Donald Justice Prize. His poetry has been featured in several anthologies as well, including Best of the Best American Poetry 1988–2012 (edited by Robert Pinsky) and The Norton Introduction to Literature.

In addition, Majmudar is the author of two novels, Partitions and The Abundance, and his essays have been published in The Kenyon Review, The New York Times, and The New York Review of Books, as well as elsewhere.

The son of immigrants, Majmudar grew up in the Cleveland area. He earned a BS at the University of Akron and an MD at Northeast Ohio Medical University, completing his medical residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. Majmudar currently lives in Dublin, Ohio.

A Radiologist and Poet Explains How He Sees the World in Patterns | interview | NPR
Amit Majmudar | interview | Kenyon Review
Review: The Abundance | review | Kirkus Review

Festival Years: 2018