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The New Writing Series at the University of California, San Diego will be featuring Amarnath Ravva this week! Amar will be reading and talking about his debut book American Canyon, which was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Awards. The event will be on Wednesday, December 2 at UCSD’s Visual Arts Presentation Lab (SME 149) at 4:30 pm, and […]


Sejal Shah of the Kenyon Review Online provides a personal look into Amarnath Ravva’s memoir. She discusses the prominence of rituals in the book as well as its illustration of the passage of time. If you haven’t gotten a chance yet to read AMERICAN CANYON (or if you have and would like to recall its profound […]


Last Wednesday, February 18th, Amarnath Ravva and Andrew Lam joined USC’S APASS DESI Project and the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity to read from their works and discuss Asian-American identity. Amar opened with a reading from AMERICAN CANYON and accompanying video clips which are featured as stills in his debut. Andrew Lam followed with […]


“Read American Canyon not as a text about the immigrant’s loss of an Indian homeland, but as a text about the writer-filmmaker’s loss of material footage, his laboriously and lovingly constructed archive, which is reduced once again to the memories it was supposed to replace.” That is just part of the praise that Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan […]