Rana Dasgupta is a novelist and essayist. His texts concentrate on issues of home and homelessness as well as rootedness and motion in a globalized world. Dasgupta is winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for his novel Solo (2009). His latest book, Capital: The Eruption of Delhi (2014, in German: Delhi: Im Rausch des Geldes), is a non-fiction exploration of his adopted city of Delhi, and, in particular, the changes and personalities brought about there by globalization. Dasgupta is Distinguished Visiting Lecturer and Writer-in-Residence in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.