Arranged Marriage


  • 1995: The American Book Award for Arranged Marriage: Stories
  • 1995: PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award for Arranged Marriage: Stories
  • 1995: Bay Area Book Reviewers Award for Fiction for Arranged Marriage: Stories
  • 1997: The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize and the Pushcart Prize for poems in Leaving Yuba City: New and Selected Poems
  • 1997: Mistress of Spices shortlisted for The Orange Prize
  • 1997: Los Angeles Times Best Books of 1997 for Mistress of Spices
  • 1998: Seattle Times Best Paperbacks of 1998 for Mistress of Spices
  • 1999: "Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter" included in Best American Short Stories
  • 2003: "The Lives of Strangers" included in O'Henry Prize Stories
  • 2003: Pushcart Prize for "The Lives of Strangers"
  • 2007: Distinguished Writer Award from the South Asian Literary Association
  • 2008: University of California at International House Berkeley Alumna of the Year Award
  • 2009: Cultural Jewel Award from the Indian Culture Center, Houston
  • 2011: Light of India Jury's Award for Journalism and Literature

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