Writers, etc.: Manu Joseph in conversation with Karthika V.K., 1 August 2013
The Embassy of France in India, Institut français en Inde and
Alliance Française de Delhi present Writers, etc. with Manu Joseph on Thursday, 1st August 2013
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.
Manu Joseph is the author of two novels: The Illicit Happiness of Other People, which was released in 2012, and Serious Men, his first novel, which won The Hindu Literary Prize and the PEN Open Book Award. It was selected as one of Huffington Post’s 10 Best Books of 2010, and was shortlisted, among other awards, for the Man Asian Literary Prize and the Bollinger PG Wodehouse Prize for best comic fiction. Serious Men has been optioned for an Indian language film. He is editor of the India newsweekly, Open, and writes a fortnightly column in the global edition of the New York Times.
Karthika V.K. started her career in publishing with Penguin Books India in 1996 after an M.Phil in English Literature from the University of Hyderabad. At HarperCollins India she publishes, among other writers, Advaita Kala, Amruta Patil, Anita Nair, Anuja Chauhan, Aravind Adiga, Manu Joseph, Radhika Jha, Rana Dasgupta, Sarnath Banerjee and Tarun Tejpal.