Preeta Samarasan, whose first novel Evening is the Whole Day is published by Houghton Mifflin in the US, and Harper Collins in the UK next month, now has her website up so you can go read all about her and what others are saying about the book.
Her creative writing teacher Peter Ho Davies compares her writing to Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy, and having read (and loved ... thank goodness!) the novel, I believe that's pretty fair comment.
It looks as if we will be seeing Preeta back here around the time of the Ubud Readers and Writers Festival in October, and we hope to have her read at Seksan's again.
Speaking of Ubud, Eric Forbes has posted a wonderful taster for the event on his blog ... complete with picture one of my great heroes, Vikram Seth. (Swoon.)