A WRITER’S ROOM THEY SAID by Anuradha Roy

        In her 1929 essay, A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf famously expounded the necessity of writers having the literal and figurative space to write. Whilst her essay particularly skewers the limitations for women writers within an early twentieth century literary landscape that was dominated by men, the spaces that writers inhabit whilst they work have always held a particular fascination for their readers. From writers’ “shelfies” and workspaces …

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SLEEPING ON JUPITER wins the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

      Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize last year, lauded by reviewers across two different continents, and now Anuradha Roy’s dazzling Sleeping on Jupiter has been awarded the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016. The announcement was made as part of the Fairway Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka, following judging by a five member jury panel comprising eminent figures drawn from the international literary fraternity, with a …

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Anuradha Roy: Daily Beast Article

The six men who raped and killed a woman in India probably thought they could get away with it, and why not, writes Anuradha Roy, who explains that crimes against women are routinely ignored if not encouraged by the ruling class. Ravi Das Camp is about seven miles from the president’s palace in New Delhi. En route are the mansions where members of parliament live, guarded by armed soldiers in …

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Anuradha Roy: Getting Home

In the wake of the horror of the Delhi gang-rape and murder, novelist, artist and publisher Anuradha Roy has published the following article on The Main Point blog. I came back to Delhi from travels elsewhere on Christmas eve. The roads were windswept and foggy and, unusually for any Indian city, almost deserted. Through a drive of about 20 kilometres, there was not a single pedestrian for long stretches. There …

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Congratulations To Anuradha Roy

Many, many congratulations to Anuradha Roy for winning India’s prestigious Economist Crossword Book Award (fiction category) for The Folded Earth. It is thrill and delight for us all, and no book nor author could be more deserving. The shortlist also included books by Amitav Ghosh, Jeet Thayil, Joydeep Roy Bhattacharya and Rahul Bhattacharya. Here is the judges’ citation from yesterday’s ceremony. This is a challenging, but by the same token, very exciting time for the …

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MacLehose Press Prize News

At MacLehose Press we love prizes. Not so much your common or garden prizes like the Booker or the Samuel Johnson. More your Premio Campiellos or Golden Owls – the most prestigious literary prize in Flanders . . . as if you didn’t know. And the thing about having authors on the list from so many countries is that at any given moment a MacLehose author is – somewhere in …

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Anuradha Roy: A House In Ranikhet

Anuradha Roy, the internationally bestselling author of An Atlas of Impossible Longing and The Folded Earth, has written a wonderful article about her home in remote mountainous Ranikhet for the inaugural issue of the National Geographic Traveler magazine. Ranikhet is the setting for Roy’s second novel, The Folded Earth, and as you can see it has provided a rich seam of inspiration . . . For three days it had …

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The Folded Earth Makes The Man Asian Longlist

Anuradha’s second novel, The Folded Earth, has been included on the longlist for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize. Also on the longlist are Haruki Murakami’s novel-in-three-books 1Q84, novels by Jamil Ahmad and Amitav Ghosh and Rahul Bhattacharya’s debut, The Sly Company of People Who Care. Rahul Bhattacharya’s novel was yesterday announced as the winner of the Hindu Literary Prize, the shortlist for which included The Folded Earth. An Atlas of Impossible …

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Folded Earth Makes Hindu Shortlist

The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy has been shortlisted for the Hindu Literary Award. The Hindu is an Indian newspaper, probably the Indian equivalent of the Guardian, and the award is given to the best work of fiction in English or translated into English from any India language. Roy is joined on the shortlist by: Bharathipura, translated work of U.R. Ananthamurthy, translated by Sushila Punitha; The Sly Company of People Who Care …

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Anuradha Roy: Unfaithful Reader

Folded Earth and Atlas of Impossible Longing author Anuardha Roy has published a online viagra wonderful article with non prescription canadian pharmacy The Hindu about finding surprising links between favourite authors During a recent conversation I had with a Frenchwoman she posed the “what is your favourite book” question in relation to French writers. The only name I could come up with, racking my brains and trying to distract her …

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