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Two interviews

Two interviews, one for The Folded Earth and the other for An Atlas of Impossible Longing . In the first one, Sunil Sethi of NDTV's Just Books asks in detail about writing methods, memories, places, people, and whether writing about what he called miniaturised landscapes means you are writing of isolated worlds. Watch it here . The second interview was done via the Internet, where readers quizzed me on a range of topics for a whole hour. I hadn't thought I would survive it, but it turned out to be a very interesting hour, interrupted by sounds of explosions -- there were fireworks going on at a wedding nearby. Watch it here.


From  Courtney Shannon Strand , former Guide “The story of how I came to find and read Anuradha Roy’s beautiful novel,  An Atlas of Impossible Longing , is not as long as the distance I went to find it. In Delhi en route to a literature festival in Jaipur this past January, I stumbled totally by chance into a reception honoring British publisher Christopher MacLehose. His hosts, Rukun Advani and Anuradha Roy, run a terrific independent academic press, Permanent Black. Talking about the role of academic publishers in India, then how a clearly significant press composed of two people, doing everything, managed to function: that was my introduction to Anuradha Roy. I shortly learned— not terribly directly —that she had written a novel, one published in India and numerous other countries. Notes were made, and when I was in Faqir Chand and Sons’ legendary bookshop the next day, a Picador India edition of  An Atlas of Impossible Longing  was miraculously (to my eye) produced