Sunday, May 11, 2008
Preeta at Columbia
Preeta Samarasan's novel Evening is the Whole Day is now out in the US and is now on tour promoting it. (Chet has details here.)
Nic Wong organised the reading at the Columbia University bookstore, and here he is with Preeta (sitting), and friends Evelyn Phan, Amanda Yap, and Louis Ho.
Nic says Preeta read most of Chapter 14 and then there was a discussion (among other things) on the value of history in political fiction, and the problems facing a Malaysian novelist in finding a language that fits.
All I can say is, I wish I'd been there!