Into Another Year with Grace, Kindness and Patience
Writers, our fears, joys, surviving and some personal news
Happy end of year! I hope you’re staying safe, not listening to the news as much, spending time with people who matter and in general, surviving. I say that, because that’s what I’m trying to do.
I will spare you omicron details—you’re already saturated with that information. And you do you, whatever makes you feel okay with yourself and the world. Instead, I wanted to talk more about writers, their books and my fun east coast trip earlier this month that let me meet so many folks I admire.
Books and Authors
First up, if you haven’t read Midnight’s Borders, from Melville House by the amazing Suchitra Vijayan, you should and you should NOW. Traveling 9000 miles over seven years, Suchitra brings to us a contemporary India that continues to live with colonial violence legacy, hand in hand with state brutality and government corruption. This is a journalistic take with empathy, love for an India that’s struggling and offers us the question of what a man-drawn border does to a country’s people. Amazing work that everyone needs to read.
Dana Newman Literary Agency
1800 Avenue of the Stars, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County 90067, USA
Publisher, "Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory and Family"
University of Iowa Press
119 W. Park Road, 100 Kuhl House, Iowa City IA 52242-1000