Justin Kurian

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Justin Kurian
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Born1972 (age 48–49)
New York U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • BA in American Literature
  • JD
Alma mater
  • Wesleyan University
  • Brooklyn Law School

Justin Kurian is the author of the critically acclaimed "The Sunlight Lies Beyond"[1], a tale of a young American man living in Romania, on a voyage of self discovery.[2] The novel takes place in 1992, soon after the fall of Ceausescu's communist regime. It is seen as an excellent depiction of the struggles within a post communist society and it is often referred to as an accurate illustration of these times.[3][4][5][6]


Justin Kurian was born in New York City. He graduated in 1994 from Wesleyan University with a BA in American Literature[7], and then a JD from Brooklyn Law School in 1998. He previously worked as an attorney in the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan. He lived many years abroad in Romania, [pain and England. He has been invited as a guest lecturer for fiction writing at Gothamwriters.

In the media


  1. "The Sunlight Lies Beyond". The Sunlight Lies Beyond. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  2. "Americans in Europe self-discovery". www.americansineurope.com. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  3. "The Sunlight Lies Beyond by Justin Kurian". www.regentpress.net. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  4. Low, David. "Kurian '94 Sets His First Novel in a Struggling Romania". News @ Wesleyan. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  5. "Bibliografia nationala romana. Romanica 2011". www.docplayer.net. Editura Bibliotecii Nationale a Romaniei. 2013. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  6. "Novels | Post communist literature in Eastern Europe". postcommunistliterature.org. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  7. Low, David. "Kurian '94 Sets His First Novel in a Struggling Romania". News @ Wesleyan. Retrieved 2020-05-12.

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