Parul Sehgal: 'Good books invent their own criteria'
The New Yorker writer talks about growing up in a house where fiction was contraband - and why the International Booker is the literary award with the widest scope
International Booker Prize 2023 Judge
Parul Sehgal is International Booker Prize judge in 2023.
Parul Sehgal is a staff writer at the New Yorker. Previously, she was a book critic at the New York Times, where she also worked as a senior editor and columnist. She has won awards from the Silvers Foundation, the New York Press Club, and the National Book Critics Circle for her criticism. She teaches in the graduate creative-writing program at New York University.