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True Fiction - conversation with Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Amitav Ghosh - foto Serge Ligtenberg

Amitav Ghosh is one of the best known writers from India. With his latest novel Sea of Poppies, the Dutch translation was launched at Winternachten, he pocketed a nomination for the Booker Prize. The first part of a trilogy, it tells the story of Asia's colonial past and is set on the eve of the first Opium war. In a full Main Hall, Bas Heijne talked to Ghosh about his literary work.