Monday, January 17, 2011

Second Sangam House Reading on Jan 25

Toto Funds the Arts


Sangam House

are pleased to invite you to an evening with seven writers from

the 2010-11 Sangam House Residency Programme

Colie Hoffman, Mathilde Walter Clark, Usha Rajagopalan,

Mikaela Taivassalo, V Ramaswamy,

João Anzanello Carrascoza and Deepika Arwind

Venue: Crossword Bookstore,

ACR Towers, Ground Floor, 32 Residency Road, Bangalore – 01

Date and Time : Tuesday, 25 January @ 6.30 pm

Colie Hoffman (English, Poetry)

Colie is an American poet living in New York's Hudson Valley. An MFA graduate of Hunter College-CUNY, her poems have appeared in Blood Orange Review, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, and The Furnace Review. She is currently working on her first book.

Mathilde Walter Clark (Danish, Fiction)

Mathilde is Danish-American novelist and short story writer who currently lives in Copenhagen. Her most recent book is the critically acclaimed Priapus, a portrait of a seducer.

Usha Rajagopalan (English, Fiction/Poetry)

Usha was born in Tamil Nadu, schooled in Kerala, worked in Gujarat and now settled in Karnataka. Her books are equally varied – a writer’s manual (Get Published, OUP, 2001), novel (Amrita, Rupa & Co. 2004), short fiction (Corpse Kesavan & Other Stories, NHM, 2008) and poetry (Selected Poems of Subramania Bharati, Hachette India, forthcoming) translated from Tamil. She has been awarded a Charles Wallace Fellowship for 2011.

Mikaela Taivassalo (Swedish, Fiction/Drama)

Mikaela was born and lives in Finland, but writes in her mother tongue Swedish, mainly prose, but also drama. She has published two novels and a collection of short stories, and has been awarded the Runeberg Prize, a national literary award in Finland, for her novel Fem knivar hade Andrej Krapl (Andrej Krapl had Five Knives). In addition to that she has also published two children’s books, as well as stage plays and scripts for radio drama – and recently her first short film script.

V Ramaswamy (English, Fiction/Translation)

V Ramaswamy lives in Calcutta. He is an entrepreneur, grassroots organiser, social planner, teacher, writer and translator. An economist by training, he has been working as a rights activist with labouring poor communities in Calcutta since 1984. His translation of The Golden Gandhi Statue from America, a collection of short stories by the Bengali writer, Subimal Misra, was published in 2010.

João Anzanello Carrascoza (Portuguese, Fiction)

João was born in a small town near São Paulo in Brazil. Joao has published many books of short stories and novels for young people and children. He has won the Jabuti Award (main Brazilian award for published books) and several other major literary awards.

Deepika Arwind (English, Fiction/Poetry)

Deepika Arwind is from Bangalore and writes in English. She writes poetry and short fiction and has been published in various journals and magazines. She was one of six poets shortlisted for the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize (an Indian national-level poetry award) in October 2010, and won the TFA award for young writers in 2011.

Sangam House is an international writer's residency programme that brings together writers from across the world to live and work among their peers in a safe, supportive and nurturing space. For more details, see

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