Saturday, July 26, 2008

Preeta's Gorgeous Fabric

... even if the seams don’t match perfectly, Samarasan’s fabric is gorgeous. Her ambitious spiraling plot, her richly embroidered prose, her sense of place, and her psychological acuity are stunning.
Allegra Goodman gives a firm thumbs up to Preeta Samarasan's Evening is the Whole Day at the New York Times.

Update (29/7/08) :

Here's another snippet of Preeta news I will slip in here. She has another short story up on line. Sujata is being serialized this week at Five Chapters.


Eric Forbes said...

With this achievement, Preeta Samarasan has set a new benchmark for Malaysian writing in English.

Kak Teh said...

congratulations preeta!!!

Anonymous said...

congrats preeta! there are would-be-authors out there who hope to be you someday!

Anonymous said...

so glad nyt loves the book- as do we! Jane Sunshine

Burhan said...

i just gots to read this book!

Damyanti said...

I am reading the book right now, and yes, the thing that impresses me most is the "psychological acuity"!

She has so gotten under the skin of each of the characters.