Amitav Ghosh is the Literary Arts Series author and will be speaking April 14, 2016.
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria and is the author of The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In An Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide, and the first two volumes of The Ibis Trilogy; Sea of Poppies, and River of Smoke.
—from author’s site
His 2015 Berlin Family Lectures are available with video as background to the literature, history, and politics of climate change.