Akhil Sharma taught a fiction workshop at the 2015 Aspen Summer Words.

Akhil Sharma immigrated to the United States when he was eight, and studied at Princeton University, where he earned his B.A. in public policy at the Woodrow Wilson School. He was awarded a Stegner Fellowship to the writing program at Stanford, where he won several O. Henry Prizes. His first novel, An Obedient Father, won the 2001 PEN/Hemingway Award and the 2001 Whiting Writers’ Award, and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His second novel, Family Life, is mostly autobiographical and was published to critical acclaim in 2014. He has also published stories in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Best American Short Stories anthology, and The O. Henry Prize story anthology. Sharma is an assistant professor in the creative writing MFA program at Rutgers University-Newark.

“Writing Home” at Summer Words 2015
Featuring: Richard Russo, Hannah Tinti, and Akhil Sharma
Moderated by Maurice LaMee

Aspen Public Radio interviewed Akhil on First Draft, a program that highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft and the literary arts.

‘Family Life’ Author to Teach at Summer Words 
Aspen Times, Andrew Travers, June 22, 2015