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Oct 29
Zoom Event / Virtual Event

Virtual Zell Visiting Writers Series: Megha Majumdar, Visiting Writer in Fiction

The Zell Visiting Writers Series is virtual this fall on Zoom. Click here to register & login.

Megha Majumdar’s debut novel, A Burning, follows three unforgettable characters whose lives are entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India. Her work tackles class, fate, corruption, justice, and what it feels like to face profound obstacles and yet nurture big dreams in a country spinning toward extremism.

Majumdar was born and raised in Kolkata, India. She moved to the United States to attend college at Harvard University, where she was a Traub Scholar, followed by graduate school in social anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She works as an associate editor at Catapult, and lives in New York City.

The Zell Visiting Writers Series brings outstanding writers to campus each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from U-M alumna Helen Zell (BA ’64, LLDHon ’13). For more information, please visit the Zell Visiting Writers Program webpage:

For any questions about the event or to share accommodation needs, please email we are eager to help ensure that this event is inclusive to you. Copies of the readings and live, high quality auto-captions/transcriptions will be provided at all events. Please note, Craft Lectures to follow on Fridays. 

UMMA is pleased to be the site for the  Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from U-M alumna Helen Zell (AB ’64, LLDHon ’13). For more information, please visit the Zell Visiting Writers Series webpage.