Writers, etc.: Jeet Thayil in conversation with Supriya Nair, 13 December 2013
The Embassy of France in India/Institut Français and Alliance Française de Delhi have the pleasure of hosting the 26th session of “Writers, etc.” with Jeet Thayil, a novelist and poet, author of Narcopolis, in conversation with Supriya Nair, associate editor at The Caravan magazine.
Jeet Thayil © Basso Cannarsa
Writers, Etc. is a cultural event jointly organised by the Book Office of the Embassy of France in India, Institut Français en Inde and the Alliance Française de Delhi. This monthly rendezvous is a platform for literature, a space where the written word gets primacy, where literary ideas and their practitioners can genuinely interact with each other and the general public.
Venue: M.L. Bhartia Auditorium
Alliance Française de Delhi
72, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003
Jeet Thayil’s four poetry collections include English and These Errors Are Correct, which won the Indian Academy of Letters 2013 award for poetry in English. He is the editor of The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets. As a musician and songwriter, he is one half of the contemporary music project Sridhar/Thayil. Jeet Thayil’s debut novel Narcopolis won the 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and was shortlisted for five other prizes, including the Man Booker prize, the Man Asian Literature Prize and the Commonwealth Prize.
Supriya Nair is associate editor at The Caravan magazine in New Delhi.