Thrity Umrigar
Photo by Robert Muller

The Secrets Between Us: A Conversation with Thrity Umrigar

Thrity Umrigar, Distinguished University Professor in English, will talk about the inspiration for her new novel, The Secrets Between Us, and the challenges of writing a sequel.

The event, hosted by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, will take place Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom C.

About the speaker

Thrity Umrigar
Photo by Robert Muller

Umrigar is the best-selling author of the novels Bombay Time, If Today Be Sweet, The Weight of Heaven, The World We Found, The Story Hour and The Space Between Us, to which her new book is a sequel. She also is the author of the memoir, First Darling of the Morning. Her books have been translated into several languages and published in more than 15 countries.

Umrigar was born in Bombay, India, and came to the U.S. when she was 21. She worked for several years as an award-winning reporter, columnist and magazine writer, and in 1999, she won a one-year Nieman Fellowship to Harvard University.

While at Harvard, Umrigar wrote her first novel, Bombay Time. In 2002, she accepted a teaching position at Case Western Reserve University, where she still teaches and occasionally writes freelance pieces for national publications, including the Washington Post and the Boston Globe.

Umrigar is active on the national lecture circuit and has spoken at book festivals such as the L.A. Festival of Books, the Tucson Book Festival and the Miami Book Fair International; at universities such as MIT, Harvard University and Spelman College; and at literary societies, civic and business organization,s and public libraries all across the country. Umrigar has won the Cleveland Arts Prize, a Lambda Literary award and the Seth Rosenberg prize.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration requested.

Register through the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities website.