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Sopan Deb

Biography

Sopan Deb

Sopan Deb is a writer for the New York Times, where his topics have included sports and culture. He is also the author of the memoir MISSED TRANSLATIONS: Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me. Before joining the Times, Deb was one of a handful of reporters who covered Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign from start to finish as a campaign embed for CBS News. He was named a “breakout media star” of the election by Politico. At The New York Times, Deb has interviewed high-profile subjects such as Denzel Washington, Stephen Colbert, the cast of "Arrested Development," Kyrie Irving and Bill Murray. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and dog. 

Sopan Deb

Books by Sopan Deb

by Sopan Deb - Fiction

Shantanu Das is living in the shadows of his past. In his 50s, he finds himself isolated from his traditional Bengali community after a devastating divorce from his wife, Chaitali; he hasn’t spoken to his eldest daughter, Mitali, in months; and, most painfully, he lives each day with the regret that he didn’t accept his teenaged daughter, Keya, after she came out as gay. As the anniversary of Keya’s death approaches, Shantanu wakes up one morning utterly alone and realizes it’s finally time to move on. This is when Shantanu discovers a tucked-away box in the attic that could change everything. He calls Mitali and pleads with her to come home. She does so out of pity, not realizing that her life is about to shift.