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Black Light Out Next Month

Black Light, as I’ve mentioned before, is the new title of the heavily revised Live like a Flame. For those who missed the earlier posts: Black Light is a kind of mystery story about the death by suicide of an … Continue reading

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Suad Amiry at Weavers’ Studio

Well, the Kolkata Lit Fest is over, having left me with a thumping cold and a temperature, unfortunately, and I’m likely to be out of action till tomorrow. The talk on Saturday was good and interesting, though rather poorly attended … Continue reading

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Invitation Cards for Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival

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Alexander McCall Smith Visits Jadavpur

Alexander McCall Smith, creator of the delightful Precious Ramotswe, will be speaking at the K.P. Basu Auditorium at 2.30pm on Wednesday 28 January. Precious Ramotswe, for those who haven’t met her, is the proprietor of the No. 1 Ladies Detective … Continue reading

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Rajorshi Chakraborti, Derangements, Harper Collins, Rs 295, ISBN 978-81-7223-765-3 So onward and upward with the reviews. Rajorshi (one hesitates to call him Raj for reasons that will become apparent) visited Calcutta a week before I left for Edinburgh, where (as … Continue reading

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I Am a Special Girl

Amitava Banerjee, I Am a Special Girl, East West Books, Rs 195/-, ISBN 978-81-88661-76-3 You’ll remember that on 3 September I went to the launch of this book at the Indian Institute of Cerebrtal Palsy, where I met several old … Continue reading

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Lunatic in My Head

Anjum Hasan, Lunatic in My Head, Zubaan Penguin 2007, paperback, ISBN 8-18-988405-0, Rs 295/- To continue my review binge. Anjum is my fellow shortlistee from Crossword, but we were friends before that. She and her partner Zac* came to the … Continue reading

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