How much of an author gets into the book? Let’s be honest, a fair amount does. “All artists’ work is autobiographical. Any writer’s work is a map of their psyche. You can really see what their concerns are, what their obsessions are, and what interests them,” said Kim Addonizio, the American novelist and poet. I suspect although this is a work of fiction, some elements of her life in Andhra Pradesh and elsewhere in the world have crept into Savithri Duggirala’s debut novel, “Naati Charami: The Game of Love.” The words, “Naati Charami” in Sanskrit are said at the time of the traditional Hindu wedding when the bridegroom swears to remain faithful to this wife. Continue reading ““Naati Charami; The Game of Love” by Savithri Duggirala”
During the short vacation I enjoyed recently, I completed reading Nim Gholkar’s debut novel, “Unravelling Anjali.” The byline of this book, published by Become Shakespeare in December 2014, is the “Diary of an Immigrant Bride” which is an accurate description of the book. Continue reading ““Unravelling Anjali” by Nim Gholkar”
“It Can’t Be You” will always be close to my heart as it was my debut novel. I was delighted to recently find that it was 520 out of 33,012 titles under Thrillers & Suspense listed in Flipkart, the popular online portal in India. Continue reading “Advice to Aspiring Writers: Two Years of “It Can’t Be You.””
My aim is to consolidate as much as I can about my books, published and to be published, in one place. Many readers, especially the newer ones may not have seen the reviews for my debut novel “It Can’t Be You”, a psychological thriller. I am putting together some links for your convenience. You can read the reviews at leisure.
The excitement is palpable and there are only 4 days to go for the launch of ny debut novel “It Can’t Be You”. This is being published by Cedar Books, an imprint of Pustak Mahal, one of India’s largest publishing houses. The book will be released by an old friend, Subroto Bagchi, Vice-Chairman and Gardener of MindTree Ltd, himself an author of repute.
Writers dream of having their work published. Bingo!! The book deal has been struck. I am delighted to say that It Can’t Be You will be published by Cedar Books, imprint of Pustak Mahal, New Delhi, one of India’s largest publishers. Continue reading “Publishing Contract With Cedar Books”