One of India’s favourite authors, Ruskin Bond, on the company of undemanding ghosts, his obsession with semi-colons and why he ought to have named his recently-released autobiography, 'Twenty-Two Steps'
Twenty years since her Booker-winning The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy is back with her new novel. In this interview, she speaks of the circles of solidarity that keep her going, waiting for fiction to arrive and dealing with hate.
For Roy, whose new novel releases worldwide on June 6, it would be no further than the familiar landscape of turmoil that she embraced after her Booker Prize-winning debut The God of Small Things (1997) 20 years ago.
Yankunytjatjara writer and poet Ali Cobby Eckermann, winner of this year’s Windham-Campbell Prize for poetry, on anchoring her writing to her Aboriginal identity, her next novel set in India and why indigenous communities across the world continue to be under threat.
A lot is happening in children’s writing in India. While old guards continue their good work, a look at a handful of authors writing for different age brackets, who are consistently coming up with discerning, and different, work.