Month: July 2008

  • Speaking Volumes: In Midnight’s Shadow

    (Blog neglect plus backed-up posts= blogger overload. At some stage I’ll get around to posting the old stuff, but I figured I’d start archiving the more recent work.) (Published in the Business Standard, July 2008) There wasn’t much surprise when Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children won the Best of Bookers—for the second time—last week. The shortlist […]

  • Jhumpa’s world

    I know, someone who works as an editor in publishing shouldn’t comment on another publisher’s writers. But I took a private call on this–how likely is it that I’ll make a pitch for Jhumpa Lahiri? Answer: I don’t think she’ll shift from Picador for a while–and figured I could consider myself free to write about […]