Vikram Chandra

Born in New Delhi, India, in 1961, Vikram Chandra now divides his time between Bombay and Washington D.C. His debut novel, Red Earth and Pouring Rain, was awarded the David Higham Prize for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Best First Published Book. His collection of stories, Love and Longing in Bombay, was published in 1997 and won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Eurasia region. It was also shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize. His most recent novel, Sacred Games, was published in 2007 and was shortlisted for the Encore Awards.

Books by Vikram Chandra


Published: December 2019

Faber 90th Stories brings together some of our finest short stories, past, present and future.

Geek Sublime

Published: March 2014

An examination of the Indian genius for coding, told through the secret computer programming career of acclaimed literary novelist Vikram Chandra.

Sacred Games

Published: September 2007

Now a Netflix series: India's most wanted. A washed-up cop. Mumbai, a city running out of time.

Red Earth and Pouring Rain

Published: September 2007

A work of vivid imagination and a celebration of the power of storytelling.

Love and Longing in Bombay

Published: September 2007

Five haunting tales of Bombay, from the acclaimed author of Sacred Games and Red Earth Pouring Rain.

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