|Occupation Author and writer|
|Name Siddhartha Chowdhury|
|Books Patna Roughcut, Day Scholar, Diksha at St. Martin's|
Education Hindu College, University of Delhi, University of Delhi
Siddharth Chowdhury is an Indian novelist. He lives in Delhi where, until recently, he worked with a publishing company. He began writing at 19, "Rather late", he says, "most writers seem to start at 10 or earlier" but was soon publishing short stories in Indian and foreign publications.
Chowdhury grew up in Patna. His first collection of stories, Diksha at St Martins, appeared two years ago to immense praise.Siddhartha Chowdhury is the author of Diksha at St. Martin's, Patna Roughcut and Day Scholar, which was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2009. He read English Literature at Delhi University (1993–98). In 2007, he held the Charles Wallace Writer in Residence fellowship at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Part of Day Scholar was written there. He lives in Delhi and works as Editorial Consultant with the house of Manohar.