Tishani Doshi

Tishani Doshi is a poet, novelist and dancer based in Chennai. Her latest book is Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods

My Choice of Best of 2019 Books: Tishani Doshi, Author and dancer
My Choice of Best of 2019 Books: Tishani Doshi, Author and dancer

Madhavi Menon | Ann Patchett | Lemn Sissay | Marianne Boruch

21 December 2019
Ali Cobby Eckermann
‘I like poetry because I can write about the essence of things,’ says Ali Cobby Eckermann

Aboriginal poet and author Ali Cobby Eckermann records the importance of ritual and recognition

07 February 2019
Rachel Kushner
Rachel Kushner: ‘For me, judgement is a wall and understanding is on the other side of that wall’

Issues of visibility and invisibility form the crux of Rachel Kushner’s bold and heartbreaking novels

28 November 2018
Gary Shteyngart
Gary Shteyngart: ‘I love characters in decline’

The new novel by Gary Shteyngart's Lake Success is more ouch-funny than ha-ha funny

24 October 2018
Every Unbearable Thing
Every Unbearable Thing

A poet’s response to MeToo

18 October 2018
AM Homes
AM Homes: Where Weird is Wonderful

AM Homes, a master of suburban Gothic noir, explores the existential question of how to live and how to be

26 September 2018
Deborah Levy
Deborah Levy: ‘A book without desire is a depressed book’

Deborah Levy, author of ‘living autobiographies’, feels happiest by the ocean and in a room of her own

22 August 2018
Margo Jefferson
Margo Jefferson: ‘You find ways to subvert White femininity in order to survive’

Margo Jefferson’s memoir about growing up as an elite African-American woman moves between femininity and feminism without getting polemical on either

25 July 2018
Aminatta Forna
Aminatta Forna: ‘Writing can drive you mad’

Aminatta Forna and the impossibility of happiness

20 June 2018
Siri Hustvedt
Siri Hustvedt: Artists Are Cannibals

Novelist, poet and essayist, Siri Hustvedt is an intimidating figure in her books as well as in her exploration of ideas

24 May 2018


Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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