Saturday, July 04, 2009

A Suitable Sequel

I am so glad I asked Vikram Seth last year at Ubud to write a sequel to A Suitable Boy. I told him that it just wasn't long enough and I wanted more! (And I didn't even resort to any Annie Wilkes like tricks.)

I'm jumping up and down cheering to hear that :
A Suitable Girl will see Lata, the 19-year-old heroine of A Suitable Boy, who suffered the efforts of her mother attempting to find her a suitable husband during the first book, now a grandmother, searching for the right match for her grandson. To be published in the autumn of 2013, publisher Penguin promised that Seth would "bring the action of the narrative up to the present day, encompassing some of the enormous social and economic changes India has undergone in the last 60 years".

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOoooooo! I haven't even got to 1/3 of A Fruitable Boy yet!!!

Chet said...

Do you think your name will be in the acknowledgements page?

Rob Spence said...

Now that's what I call influence! Looking forward to that publication already.

gnute said...

I just blogged about this, too! I'm over the moon. Good thing there's plenty of time to reread A Suitable Boy before its sequel comes out.

bibliobibuli said...

haha don't think i really had anything to do with this though i did say it! am just one of a legion of fans who want more. (and now we don't have to steal Lata and write our own version)

enar arshad said...

this is good news..looking forward to read it....

Life for Beginners said...

Sweet! I've just placed his An Equal Music on my "re-read" list for bedtime, so it's nice to know there'll be another book joining it, er, in 4 years? :P

P.S. Sharon, I bet your little suggestion, added to all the other cries for more, certainly helped. :D

SapiMalas said...

Hi Sharon! Thanks for the info. Wow. I really must start A Suitable Boy now >_<