Launch of Short Story Collection, “If It Is Sweet”

Toto Funds the Arts

in association with Tranquebar Press

is launching Mridula Koshy’s irst collection of short stories, “If It Is Sweet”,

Mridula’s reading will be followed by a conversation with novelist Usha K R

Venue: Crossword Bookstore, ACR Towers, Ground Floor, 32 Residency Road, Bangalore – 1

Date and time: Thursday, 13 August 2009 at 6.30 pm

Mridula Koshy was born and raised in Delhi till she migrated to the US, where she worked as a union and community organiser. Years went by and she returned to the city that makes her think the hardest. She lives in Delhi with her partner and children. Her short stories have been published widely, both in India and abroad. She is at work on her first novel, set in Kerala, Delhi and other parts of the world. If It Is Sweet is her first book and has won rave reviews and a very wide readership.

Usha K R has been writing fiction in English for over two decades. She began with short fiction, which was published in various magazines and newspapers such as Debonair, Femina, Savvy, New Quest and Deccan Herald. Her novels include: Sojourn (1998); The Chosen (2003); and A Girl and a River (2007), which won the Vodafone Crossword Award for Fiction, 2007. Her next novel is forthcoming from Penguin India in 2010.

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