An energetic but graceful coming-of-age story, A Life Apart (2010) has been praised by The Times as being written with ‘sculptured clarity. Assured and fearless... This is subtle, precise writing that penetrates character and motive with astringent humour’. A Life Apart is Neel Mukherjee’s evidently greatly-enjoyed debut novel, and to many it heralds great success for this accomplished new writer. Mukherjee, (who can be read about on his website here), was born in Culcutta, studying at Oxford and Cambridge. He is a fiction reviewer for The Times and Time Magazine Asia, and has written for a number of renowned publications, including the Observer, the New York Times, Boston Review and the Daily Telegraph. At present, he spends his time in both London and the US.
Watch Neel's appearece on Sky’s The Book Show, and listen to him talk about A Life Apart in a BBC Radio interview. You can also read an interview he did for Untitled Books here.