Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Preeta's Web

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.

Review soon(ish)!

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.)

12 comments:

Jordan said...

I'll definitely have to get her book. And wow, I love her site! Best I've seen in a long time.

Kak Teh said...

preeta, got the email! Looking forward to reading yr book.

animah said...

What a gorgeous site. I kept clicking the top bar with all permutations just to move over the flower in all directions.

Ok, I read the site too.

Looking forward to the book. When will it be out in Malaysia?

animah said...

Corny suggestion - why not accompany the flower movement with gypsy music.

Ok, yes, its corny. Don't listen to me.

Also trying to prove I did read the material.

Anonymous said...

That's a marigold flower!

bibliobibuli said...

animah - a better soundtrack would be simon and garfunkle when you've read the book ...

Logophile said...

I'm so looking forward to reading this book - it sounds excellent. And what a gorgeous site!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, everyone, for your kind comments. I would've LOVED to use music (yes, Simon & Garfunkel, Sharon!) but the lyrics were expensive enough, alas. I'd have to sell my head to be able to afford the music on my website.

I had nothing to do with the creation of this website, but I will pass all your compliments on to Rob :-) .

Preeta

Anonymous said...

Great website. So there are still no Malaysian writers that are published by American publishers (by "Malaysian" I mean "lives in the country".) :)

Anonymous said...

The book should be out in May (",)

Ruhayat said...

Which Indian writer has NOT been compared to Rushdie and/or Roy, I ask you?

Ruhayat said...

Indian writer writing in English being published today, I mean. The comment by her tutor reminds me of a quote Raman once put up. Forgot what it is now. Never mind.