Originally from Calcutta, India, Dr. Chatterjee is currently a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Maryland. He has over 13 years’ experience in providing diagnostic evaluations, individual, family and group psychotherapy, crisis counseling, psychopharmacological consults, as well as psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, geriatric adults, families and criminal offenders. He has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented seminars and workshops to professionals on topics of immigrant psychology, addiction, optimism, and dual diagnosis at several major conferences. He has been writing poetry and short fiction since he was a teenager. He has won national and regional awards for his writing and it has been featured in newspapers, literary magazines, and even art exhibitions, such as “Poets and Painters” at The Artist’s Gallery, in Columbia, MD. Dr. Chatterjee will also be taking part in aois21’s poetry podcast series, Passion on the Page.
The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.