Siddhartha Deb is the author of the novels The Point of Return, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Surface, which was shortlisted for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award, longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and named a book of the year by The Daily Telegraph. His first nonfiction book, The Beautiful And The Damned: Life In The New India, was published in June 2011 by Viking. He is currently a Radcliffe fellow at Harvard University.