This is a text interview series with writers, poets, and translators about their latest books and their favorite desi books. After the ‘By the Book’ New York Times series about writers on literature and the literary life . . . but with a desi twist.
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- #DesiBooks10QA: Nishant Batsha on participating in a conversation with desi writers from across the world
- #DesiBooks10QA: Talia Lakshmi Kolluri on collapsing the distance between the human and the non-human in her stories
- #DesiBooks10QA: Dur e Aziz Amna on writing unfettered from the burden of foreignness
- #DesiBooks10QA: Himadri Agarwal on listening as a way to master translation of dialogue and humor
- #DesiBooks10QA: Aravind Jayan on respecting the reader’s time and getting on with the story
- #DesiBooks10QA: Naheed Phiroze Patel on being stubborn and unswayable to see a project through
- #DesiBooks10QA: Harini Nagendra on the empowering fellowship of the crime-writing community
- #DesiBooks10QA: Aamina Ahmad on how growing up around desi artist communities inspired her
- #DesiBooks10QA: Rejimon Kuttappan on the serious risks of telling stories about undocumented migrants
- #DesiBooks10QA: Annika Sharma on how to manage being held to higher standards as a writer of color
- #DesiBooks10QA: Krish Ashok on cooking from first principles and not judging people’s food habits
- #DesiBooks10QA: Torsa Ghosal on how the literary imagination influences thought and perception
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