Saturday, September 5, 2009

Second Edition

I'll be in Korea, working on my novel, for the rest of September. I'll be taking a break from Facebook and book tours; I may update my blog once or twice, and I will check my email, but that's about it. Thanks to the Toji Cultural Center , ARKO (Arts Council Korea) and InKo for generously funding my stay at Toji. Before going, I wanted to give you an update on recent events.

If It Is Sweet continues to do well; so well that it has gone into it's second printing. Also, as you may have heard, it was shortlisted last week for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize.

If you want one of the last few first edition copies still available, now is the time to head to the bookstore or place your order on-line--links to on-line stores are at the bottom of this update. If you are outside of
India , Amazon is your only option; so far they've been pretty good at getting the orders out in time, even if they are out of stock when you order.

I enjoyed my trip to Chennai and Bangalore. The audiences were large and a pleasure to read to. Thanks to all of you who came to events and especially to you who bought the book! There were stories in most of the major Southern papers--The Hindu, the Deccan Herald, The New Indian Express, the Chennai Times, and The News Today. Most of the coverage was good. Links to my favorite two are below; I'm not giving you the link to the story that said I was both a "Communist" (who writes with "a Marxian ideolgy and feminism in mind") and a "loving mother." You'll have to spend some time with google it if you want to read that. There was also some very nice blog coverage--links to which are below, as well.

If you have a blog and would like to review the book or interview me, please let me know. So far, I've enjoyed visiting
Aspi's Drift and Blotting Paper. Similarly, I'm happy to meet with book clubs in Delhi once I return to India --or to answer questions electronically.

Press Highlights:

The Hindu

Deccan Herald

Recent Blog Coverage:

Aspi's Drift (interview):

Writers and Writerisms (report on Chennai launch):

Anindita Sengupta (report on Bangalore launch):

Bliss (photos from Bangalore launch):

OUTSIDE OF INDIA (Amazon in most countries can get it):
Amazon US

Amazon UK

IN INDIA--Go to your local bookstore, or buy online:
Friends of Books


  1. Congratulations on the second printing! That's fantastic.

    The interview on Aspisdrift is pure genius. Both you & Aspi are so clever. It's one of the best interviews of anybody I've read in a long time.

    Good luck in Korea.

  2. Good luck, darling!
    Thanks for your comments :)


  3. I read your book. Its one of the better books i've read lately..i actually thought of adapting some of your ideas into a screenplay...Loved what you did with Jeans..

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  4. Thanks for the infibeam review. Let me know if you do anything about turning this material into a screenplay. I don't own any rights on the book. But the publisher who does would probably love to see it go into another form.