Gautam (pronounced “Gotham”) Narula is an author and software engineer. He is the author of Remain Free, a memoir detailing his friendship with death row inmate Troy Davis and years working on the case while exploring the issues that plague the death penalty and our justice system. Remain Free won the 2016 Georgia Author of the Year Award.

He attended the University of Georgia from 2011-2013 and 2017-2018, where he studied Computer Science and Political Science as a Foundation Fellow and National Merit Scholar, and was an alternate for the 2013 Thiel Fellowship. In the past, he was the co-founder and CEO of a tech startup named Circa, interned at Amnesty International and Amazon, wrote for TechEmergence and the Georgia Political Review, and spoke at MIT, Cornell,  The Moth Mainstage, and scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT.

Gautam is also a competitive chess player, and as a teenager was one of the top 100 American chess players for his age.

To learn more, visit his writing, software, speaking, now, and LinkedIn pages, or get in touch by emailing gautam[that symbol that goes here–you know the one!]gautamnarula.com or filling out the contact form below.

3 thoughts to “About”

  1. For now, you should contact Mira Nair of Mirabai Films and send her your book about your experiences. She will likely option it and write and direct an independent film.

  2. Congratulations, Gautam. I have been reading your Troy Davis articles. You are a magnificent talent, blessed by the Most High. Please do not allow life to steal your artistic capabilities in the form of neglecting them. Please study film and produce and direct the Troy Davis Story, based on your memoir.

    I am very proud of you for fighting for Troy. Troy has already won the battle, though he was called home early. The purpose of life is to seek and find God/Love and recreate them in everything you do. I look forward to your efforts to beautify our world in the Lord’s Holy Name. Amen

    Everything happens for a reason. Some are sacrificial lambs for the Greater Good. Life is eternal, so it’s no big deal. If Troy had been guilty of killing the officer, we would likely have never heard about the singular energy that produced his unforgettable life. So it is what it is.

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