#DesiCraftChat: Nawaaz Ahmed on unconventional narrators; #FiveDesiFaves: Jyotsna Sreenivasan on her favorite desi works by women in English translation

Hello and welcome to Episode 29 of Desi Books — news and views about desi literature from the world over. In today’s episode, we have Nawaaz Ahmed in the #DesiCraftChat segment. He’ll be discussing his debut fiction, Radiant Fugitives, which was just longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel award. And we have Jyotsna Sreenivasan discussing her five favorite books in the #FiveDesiFaves segment. Her short story collection is now out and titled These Americans.

#DesiCraftChat: Tara Isabel Zambrano on the art and craft of the short and flash story; #DesiBoost: Madi Sinha on her favorite desi works

Hello and welcome to Episode 16 of DesiBooks — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, we have Tara Isabel Zambrano in #DesiCraftChat talking about flash fiction. Her new collection, Death, Desire, and Other Destinations, came out on September 15. We also have Madi Sinha giving us her favorite desi reads in #DesiBoost. Her new novel, The White Coat Diaries, also came out on September 15. At the end of the episode, I’m going to share a bit of news about a monthly book club called #DesiBooksinTranslation. Stay tuned for that as well.So sit back and enjoy.

DesiCraftChat: Bishakh Som on the art and craft of the graphic memoir

Hello and welcome to Episode 5 of DesiBooks — news and views about Desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have the graphic storyteller, Bishakh Som, joining us for a new monthly segment called #DesiCraftChat. This segment will feature storytellers talking about their craft, how they approach it, their process, their works, and more. So Bishakh will be sharing details about her latest collection, Apsara Engine, and how she approaches the graphic storytelling form. So settle in for a listen. The full transcript with all the links will be up within 24 hours as well.

#FiveDesiFaves: Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s favorite desi books

Hello and welcome to Episode 2 of DesiBooks — news and views about Desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. If this is your first listen to this podcast, Desi includes, for our purposes here, South Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and the Maldives. And, of course, their globally-scattered diaspora. In today’s episode, in addition to the literary roundup, we’ve got the writer Chaya Bhuvaneswar sharing her favorite desi books. Stay tuned because it’s a lovely, diverse selection.