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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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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Watch the Web Chat with Anuradha Roy

Yesterday’s Live Web Chat with Anuradha Roy is now available to be watched at one’s leisure. Well worth tuning into, as Roy discusses her first novel (recently published in America), the independent publishing buy viagra cialis generic fake cialis how to tell canada pharmacy lexapro generic what are cialis pills buy viagra house she founded with her husband in 2000, and meeting Christopher MacLehose by chance at the London …

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Live International Literature Event with Anuradha Roy

Calling all fans of An Atlas of Impossible Longing and The Folded Earth. Anuradha Roy will be participating in a live video chat today, organized by her American publisher, The Free Press (Simon and Schuster). canada pharmacy online rx It will take place at 12.00 pm EST, or 5.00 pm BST. You can find Simon and Schuster’s Canadian Pharmacy Online Ustream page here. Enjoy!  

MacLehose Press Publicity: 28-03-11

The Folded Earth was Book of the Week on the For Book’s Sake website: “In the first few pages of the book, Maya exclaims that her husband’s need to visit the mountains made her see that ‘some people have the mountains in them while some have the sea’. It is this turn of phrase that is so utterly enrapturing and which really allows Roy to create a beautifully plaintive story …

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