Chandrahas Choudhury is a novelist and essayist based in New Delhi where he lives now. His first novel, Arzee the Dwarf, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth First Book Prize, selected by World Literature Today as one of "60 Essential Works of Modern Indian Literature in English", and published in US by New York Review Books. His second novel, Clouds, was published earlier this year by Simon & Schuster. His new book, set in a Chinese restaurant in Mumbai, is called Days of My China Dragon. He writes about literature, travel and politics for a number of Indian and American journals, including the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He was a Visiting Fellow at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 2010, a Visiting Writer at Toji Cultural Centre in Korea in 2012. He is also the editor to a short introduction to the pleasures of Indian literature for the literary-minded traveler, India: A Traveler's Literary Companion (Whereabouts Press, California, 2010).