Christopher Raja

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Christopher Raja (born 27 September 1974 in Kolkata) is an Australian author of short stories, essays, a play and a novel. He co-authored the play The First Garden with Natasha Raja, which was performed in botanical gardens around Australia and published by Currency Press in 2012.[1][2][3] His debut novel, The Burning Elephant was published by Giramondo Publishing in 2015. It was written under a New Work grant awarded by the Literature Board of the Australia Council.[4][5][6][7][8][9] He has been twice shortlisted for the Northern Territory Writers Centre's Chief Minister’s Book of the Year award.[10] Raja migrated from Kolkata to Melbourne in 1986. He has lived and worked in Alice Springs since 2004.

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  1. ^ "The first garden / Christopher Raja & Natasha Raja". Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  2. ^ "AusStage". Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Olive Pink on stage". 23 August 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  4. ^ "The burning elephant / Christopher Raja". Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Burning elephant gives Alice author real wild ride". Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  6. ^ Thomas, Mark (6 May 2016). "Book review: Christopher Raja ratchets up family strain in The Burning Elephant". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Book Review: The Burning Elephant by Christopher Raja". Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  8. ^ "The Burning Elephant, by Christopher Raja". 25 November 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  9. ^ http://peril.com.au/back-editions/edition22/interview-with-chris-raja/
  10. ^ http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/hindi/en/content/northern-territorys-best-loved-india-born-australian-writer-christopher-raja

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