Ananya Bhattacharyya

Ananya Bhattacharyya is a writer/editor based in the Washington, DC metro area. She has an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from George Mason University and an MA in English Literature from University of Mumbai. Her short stories have appeared in So to SpeakPhoebe, and Washington Square Review. She is working on her first novel.


13 entries by Ananya Bhattacharyya

Book Review

The Dog of Tithwal: Stories

By Saadat Hasan Manto; translated by Khalid Hasan and Aatish Taseer

The Dog of Tithwal: Stories

A charged, sober collection about life in post-partition India and Pakistan.

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The Committed: A Novel

By Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Committed: A Novel

Though skillfully written, this buzzed-about sequel to The Sympathizer falls far short of its predecessor.

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Leave the World Behind: A Novel

Scattered perspectives and a lack of drama undermine this otherwise beautifully written story.

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The Body Myth

By Rheea Mukherjee

The Body Myth

This uneven story about a love triangle still manages to intrigue.

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The Body Myth: A Novel

By Rheea Mukherjee

 The Body Myth: A Novel

This uneven story about a love triangle still manages to intrigue.

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The Idiot: A Novel

By Elif Batuman

The Idiot: A Novel

This coming-of-age story for the post-Internet era offers insights into the changing nature of modern intimacy — or lack thereof.

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The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

Why aren’t more literary novelists writing about the environment?

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My Struggle: Book 5

By Karl Ove Knausgaard; translated by Don Bartlett

My Struggle: Book 5

A fictional memoir of a flawed but lovable man

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Family Life: A Novel

By Akhil Sharma

Family Life: A Novel

Far from stereotypical “immigrant fiction,” this novel makes us ask profound and uncomfortable questions about existence itself.

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All Our Names: A Novel

By Dinaw Mengestu

All Our Names: A Novel

Isaac, with his newly assumed name and exiled life in America, cannot escape his past or the complex dynamics of relationships.

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The Lowland

Jhumpa Lahiri

The Lowland

Insights are lacking in this tragic tale that stretches from India to America.

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J.G. Ballard

Kingdom Come: A Novel

In this dystopian nightmare set in a British shopping mall, rampant consumerism has made fascists out of everyone.

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Alan Hollinghurst

The Stranger’s Child

Reminiscent of E.M. Forster’s Maurice, this novel examines the vanity and fluid sexuality of a celebrated English poet over several decades.