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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Feb 22: Invitation to a book reading at Crossword Bangalore 

Toto Funds the Arts in association with Crossword is delighted to invite you to the Bangalore launch of young poet Meena Kandasamy’s first collection of poems Touch.

The book will be released by well-known short-story writer and novelist Githa Hariharan at the Crossword Bookstore (ACR Towers, Ground Floor, 32 Residency Road, Bangalore) on Thursday, 22 February 2007 at 6.45 pm.

Both Meena Kandasamy and Githa Hariharan will read from their works.

Meena Kandasamy is a 23-year old writer, poet and translator based in Chennai. Two of her poems, Mascara and My Lover Speaks of Rape, have won first prizes in pan-Indian poetry contests. Her poems have been published in journals like The Little Magazine, Indian Literature, Kavya Bharati, Cerebration, Indian Horizons, Muse India, Slow Trains and the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore.

Githa Hariharan's first novel, The Thousand Faces of Night (1992) won the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Since then, she has published a collection of stories, The Art of Dying (1993); three novels, The Ghosts of Vasu Master (1994), When Dreams Travel (1999) and In Times of Siege (2003); and a collection of stories for children, The Winning Team (2004). Hariharan’s work has been translated into several languages and is included in several collections and anthologies, e.g., Salman Rushdie’s Mirrorwork: 50 Years of Indian Writing 1947-1997.


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