Debut Authors

Exclusive Excerpt – Chasing 33% by Jitendra Jain

2 months ago Shaili Desai 0
Chasing 33% by Jitendra Jain is a fictional story of two teenage boys, set to take their board exams. The story looks interesting, with one of the boys (now all grown up) reminiscing about their teenage years. The book has also been featured in the Bangalore Mirror and The Hindu this month and shares a different Read More

The Thursday Morning Breakfast and Murder Club by Liz Stauffer – An Excerpt

4 years ago Shaili Desai 1
The Thursday Morning Breakfast (And Murder) Club by Liz Stauffer is a debut mystery novel, published by Sartoris Literary Group. It is murder mystery which follows Lilly Mae and other ‘breakfast club’ ladies, who help the police in tracking down a killer.  Book Cover Here’s a short excerpt: “Clare’s dead!” When she spoke the words, Read More

Book Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

4 years ago Shaili Desai 3
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon is an interesting book. It caught my attention when I read somewhere about Shannon being the next J K Rowling. It also led me to interview her and she was kind enough to answer a few of my questions, in the middle of her graduation and the book release. Read More

Book Review: The Competent Authority by Shovon Chowdhury

4 years ago Shaili Desai 2
The current status of our chaotic country seems to be an extremely fitting time for this book to be written. With our country riddled by dishonest, utterly inept politicians, a failing bureaucracy, a police willing to act only at particular instances, a media perpetually high on steroids, shrewd spiritual leaders (better to call them businessmen, Read More

Lady, you’re not a man !

4 years ago Shaili Desai 2
I finished reading ‘Lady, you’re not a man’ by Apurva Purohit, on a journey back from Mumbai. Image: Source I went to Mumbai as I was one of the 25 shortlisted persons for Bloomberg TV’s show ‘The Pitch’. The fact that I didn’t make it to the top ten meant that I did not have Read More

Books releasing in August 2013

4 years ago Shaili Desai 2
July’s gone and August has already started! It’s that time of the month when you are no longer broke. It’s that time of the month when you get that long awaited SMS on your mobile. It’s that time of the month for which you slog the whole month. Finally, you don’t need to gaze wistfully Read More