Deepak Unnikrishnan, Lecturer, Writing Program, NYUAD

Hindu Prize

Critically acclaimed book by Deepak Unnikrishnan wins prestigious literary award

Foreign nationals constitute over 80 percent of the UAE population. Deepak Unnikrishnan’s award-winning debut novel Temporary People delves into the histories, myths, struggles, and triumphs of expat workers through a compelling collection of fictional stories and poems.

The book won the Hindu Prize and Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, and was critically-acclaimed in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, The Times Literary Supplement, and others.

Unnikrishnan is a lecturer in the Writing Program at NYU Abu Dhabi.

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