Suketu Mehta

Suketu Mehta

Associate Professor

Email: suketu@nyu.edu

Links: Website

Suketu Mehta is the New York-based author of ‘Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found,’ which won the Kiriyama Prize and the Hutch Crossword Award, and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the Lettre Ulysses Prize, the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize, and the Guardian First Book Award. He has won the Whiting Writers’ Award, the O. Henry Prize, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for his fiction. Mehta’s work has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, Time, and Newsweek, and has been featured on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ and ‘All Things Considered.’

Mehta is an Associate Professor of Journalism at New York University. He is currently working on a nonfiction book about immigrants in contemporary New York, for which he was awarded a 2007 Guggenheim fellowship. He has also written original screenplays for films, including ‘New York, I Love You.’ Mehta was born in Calcutta and raised in Bombay and New York. He is a graduate of New York University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Watch Mehta’s video on Literary Reportage.

 

Published Works

The Guardian
December 23rd, 2021
‘We need a new commons’: how city life can offer us the vital power of connection
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
The Washington Post
August 28th, 2020
Trump treats naturalization like a game show prize
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
Time
February 23rd, 2020
‘We Are Kinder Than Them.’ Trump and Modi Don’t Reflect the Spirit of Gujarat
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
The Guardian
August 27th, 2019
Immigration panic: how the west fell for manufactured rage
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
The New York Times
June 7th, 2019
Why Should Immigrants ‘Respect Our Borders’? The West Never Respected Theirs
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
Book - This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto
June 4th, 2019
This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
Foreign Policy
September 12th, 2017
This Land Is Their Land
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
The New York Times
April 21st, 2017
Go East, Young American
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
GQ
February 14th, 2017
Queens of the Stoned Age
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
The New York Times
January 6th, 2017
Can a Bombay Strongman Explain Trump?
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
The Guardian
November 30th, 2015
Beyond the maximum: cities may be booming, but who’s invited to the party?
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
Time
February 3rd, 2014
The ‘Tiger Mom’ Superiority Complex
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
The New York Review of Books
July 11th, 2013
In the Violent Favelas of Brazil
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
The New York Times
February 5th, 2013
India’s Speech Impediments
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
Time
January 14th, 2013
India’s War on Its Women
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
Newsweek
October 23rd, 2011
The Outsider
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
The New Yorker
July 25th, 2011
The Asylum Seeker
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
The New York Times
December 2nd, 2009
A Cloud Still Hangs Over Bhopal
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
Guardian UK
November 28th, 2008
The terrorists attacked my city because of its wealth
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
The New York Times
November 28th, 2008
What They Hate About Mumbai
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor
Forbes
May 7th, 2007
The New Faces of America
Suketu Mehta
Associate Professor